BY spectator events
October 31, 2013
Church House Conference Centre, London SW1P 3NZ
Andrew Neil, chairman, The Spectator Magazine Group
Nigel Farage, For the motion, politician and broadcaster.
Rory Sutherland, For the motion, executive creative director and vice-chairman, Ogilvy UK and The Spectator's Wiki Man
Cheryl Gillan, For the motion, Conservative MP, Chesham and Amersham
The government is pressing ahead with an ambitious High Speed Rail service to better connect our largest cities.
It’s a plan that will take 20 years to complete, cost at least £50 billion and wreak havoc in the countryside. Is it worth it? Or is it just a Westminster vanity project?
By 2033, trains and conventional offices could be things of the past. Other countries are abandoning their high speed rail projects. So is the coalition on the wrong track? Should HS2 be stopped now before it’s too late?