This is a wondrous entry into the annals of political stupidity. Sadiq Khan is insisting that HS2 should run more slowly in order to reduce the cost of HS2. The stupid part being that the only point of HS2 is to run fast. If it doesn’t run fast then there’s no point in building it at all:
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Sadiq Khan is lobbying for the speed of HS2 trains to be reduced in order to cut the costs of building the line.