A leading Yorkshire & The Humber Green Party Euro-candidate has condemned the decision by the Coalition Government to block a report that is believed to be highly critical of the planned High Speed 2 railway line which is proposed to cut a swathe through scores of communities in our region.
Cllr Andrew Cooper said,
Minister, Patrick McLoughlin, who announced the decision claims literally that "there is a strong public interest against (the report's) disclosure" (1) to the public. Mr McLoughlin was previously quoted arguing for its suppression because it would create "political and presentational difficulties" (2). That doesn't sound like having anything at all to do with the public interest - quite the opposite, in fact. It is being done to protect the Coalition, not the country and certainly not our County."