HS2: Rishi Sunak makes Liz Truss look like a political genius

2 Oct 2023

Responding to the reports that the Manchester leg of HS2 is set to be imminently scrapped, Liberal Democrat Transport spokesperson Wera Hobhouse MP said:

“Rishi Sunak using a conference in Manchester to cancel the Northern leg of HS2 would make Liz Truss look like a political genius. Yet again, a Conservative Party conference has become mired in chaos while the country suffers.

“This would be a bitter blow for communities and businesses who have seen promise after promise broken by this Conservative government. The Conservatives have already trashed today's economy, now it seems Rishi Sunak is doing everything he can to trash our future economy too.

“We have a Prime Minister who flies round the country by helicopter then wants to scrap high-speed rail links for the rest of us. It is the ultimate symbol of a Conservative government that is out of touch, out of ideas and needs to be kicked out of office.”





Desks a computers in front of a wall painted with the bird of liberty

Back to press releases

A person using a laptop

Contact the press office


This website uses cookies

Like most websites, this site uses cookies. Some are required to make it work, while others are used for statistical or marketing purposes. If you choose not to allow cookies some features may not be available, such as content from other websites. Please read our Cookie Policy for more information.

Essential cookies enable basic functions and are necessary for the website to function properly.
Statistics cookies collect information anonymously. This information helps us to understand how our visitors use our website.
Marketing cookies are used by third parties or publishers to display personalized advertisements. They do this by tracking visitors across websites.