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08.10.10

SNP questions high speed plans

Britain’s high speed rail plans have been attacked by a member of the Scottish National Party.

SNP Westminster Business and Enterprise spokesperson Mike Weir MP said: “Scotland has been snubbed again by the Tories, just treated as some backward branch line. It seems we are front of the queue for cuts, but way at the back when it comes to investment from this ConDem coalition.

“If the coalition were serious about building a high speed rail network that changes the social and economic geography of the UK and connects our population centres, then Scotland must be in the first phase of this project.

“It is extremely disappointing to say the least that the Tories are reverting to type with this snub, which simply underlines the fact that the Conservatives never have Scotland’s best interests at heart.

“The Tories and LibDems must say why Scotland has been overlooked for investment in high speed rail.”

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