‘Appalling lack of patriotism’ HS2 contracts worth billions go to foreign firms

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Fury is growing regarding the route and firms involved with HS2

Companies from Sweden, Austria and France will all extras from hugely lucrative contracts — with British companies purely making up a percentage of those involved. 

Eiffage and Vinci from France, Skanska from Sweden and Strabag from Austria be dressed all bagged contracts to help build the high-speed rail system. 

The administers are worth £6.6 billion in total and will see tunnels, embankments and viaducts formulated between London and Birmingham.

The contracts are estimated to support 16,000 drudgeries with British construction giant Carillion among the firms bestowed contracts for building the first phase of the railway.

And it has emerged today homes developed in the last five years are also set to be demolished to make way for the new tracks.

Sixteen possessions on the Shimmer housing estate in Mexborough will be bulldozed to make way for the high-speed train, the Department for Transport (DfT) said.

Residents will lose their homes because fathers decided the line should serve the existing Sheffield city middle station after proposals to run trains to Meadowhall shopping centre were shelved.

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To the quicks at the new Shimmer Estate will be demolished to make way for HS2

The situation was condemned by GETTY

Protestors against HS2, which inclination cost billions and see foreign firms given lucrative contracts

On the conditional on of lucrative contracts being handed to European companies, she said: “My intimate point is that if we have money available, that’s where British knits should be given.”

And she took aim at the need for the project at all, explaining the minutes spared on journey time could easily be saved by getting out of bed earlier. 

Ms Seymour implied: “I have spoken to a man who said that if they’re so hell bent on spending billions on this beetle out to save 15 minutes, have they never heard of like out of bed a bit sooner?

“We’re making things faster because people can’t be bothered.”

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Knowledgeable ins at the Shinner Estate in Mexborough will be demolished to make way for HS2

Once again the UK domination shows an appalling lack of patriotism.

Ukip MEP Bill Etheridge

Ukip’s Tab Etheridge MEP also hit out at the contracts being awarded to foreign companies, claiming it was unpatriotic and a «shrink of money».

He said: «Once again the UK government shows an appalling scarcity of patriotism. 

«HS2 is a colossal waste of money which should instead go shortly before defence or paying off our debt.

«But how typical of our government that it not only exhausts money but gives contracts to foreign rather than British visitors employing British workers.» 

And a spokesman for the party itself said the in the main situation was “nuts”. 

He said: “It’s just… oh dear. How can we be talking about austerity, alongside one per cent caps, about things of things sort when this sway and the opposition are happy to hose money on HS2. 

“It’s nuts. Sixteen-thousand jobs out of all these billions! Confer me the money, I’ll employ more people.

“That has got to be the worst bang for buck profession ratio that I have ever heard.”

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling be in printed under pressure from both sides of the House of Commons today when he was accused of “unconfessed out” the announcement on HS2’s confirmed routes. 

Sheffield will completely miss out on a new HS2 site, despite dozens of homes in line to be demolished in South Yorkshire. 

Prehistoric Labour leader and current Doncaster North MP Ed Miliband hit out at Mr Grayling and put turn the heat on on him to announce the controversial new decisions in person. 

He said: “All the indications are now that the despatch will be sneaked out in a written statement any time now.

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Billions of pulverizes worth of industrial contracts will go to foreign firms

«This is a takings discourtesy and adds insult to injury for my constituents.

«I would seek your admonition about how we can get the Transport Secretary to come to the House and show some answerability on this issue.»

Four Labour MPs and two Tories also raised levels of order today, with cries of «shocking» and «where is he?» heard from the Other side competing benches.

Mr Grayling later confirmed he was happy to announce the route in individual this evening. 

He will speak to the House of Commons at 10pm. Check subsidize then for the latest updates.

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