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Where’s the fight against HS2?

17 September, 2020

‘As usual, it’s those least able to defend themselves that are the real victims of HS2’

• FOLLOWING on from Pascal Dubois-Pèlerin’s letter (Where are the lawyers to fight HS2? September 10), I would like to add that as a direct result of the HS2 project, the tax returns for my small business tell me that I’ve lost around £100,000.

“So what?” you may be thinking. “What’s £100,000?”

If that’s your view you’re in good company, as it’s a view shared by Sir Keir Starmer, Camden Council, HS2 and various, mainly unelected, local resident group leaders.

Sir Keir’s response (if at all) to correspondence has been vacuous, Camden Council threatened and discriminated against me for having to temporarily relocate my business and a local lawyer, busily seeking HS2 compensation for himself, told me that “local council tenants should just put up with HS2 disruption as part of the cost of living in central London”.

As usual, it’s those least able to defend themselves that are the real victims of HS2. The “leadership” offered by Sir Keir and others is pitiful and morally bankrupt.

I am a lifelong Labour supporter, but never again shall I vote for Labour while living in Camden.

MARTYN SWAIN
Hampstead Road, NW1

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