HS2 will common sense prevail?

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Should HS2 be scrapped?

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  1. Aug 22, 2019 #21

    DavieC

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    If it does get cancelled you have to feel sorry for David Cameron...he wanted his time in charge to be remembered by something big.!:coat:
     
  2. Aug 22, 2019 #22

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    The two of us had to get from Kent to Wembley for 9am appointment recently so had to use HS1, £120
     
  3. Aug 22, 2019 #23

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    I would say if the real cost of these projects was stated at the beginning nothing would roll or get built
     
  4. Aug 22, 2019 #24

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    All public contracts should be fixed price. Just like they did with the new Wembley stadium.
     
  5. Aug 22, 2019 #25

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    You might be right. However the final cost of any project also relies on the customer, in this case the state, properly specifying what they want in the first place so that it works, and having the discipline to minimise change after the contract is let.
     
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  6. Aug 22, 2019 #26

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    Well that's the rub
    Just look at the NHS IT contract. We had payment milestones after 6 - 12 and 24 months but didn't get any. As they said we hadn't delivered. However they ignore the fact they made 124 contract delivery changes in that first 12 months alone!
    They paid up after we sued their arses
    Government are the epitome of stoooopid.
     
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  7. Sep 3, 2019 #27

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    Just announced HS2 could end up £22 billion over budget ashock1
     
  8. Sep 3, 2019 #28

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    Can't remember last anything came in on budget, I wish they would scrap it.
     
  9. Sep 3, 2019 #29

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  10. Sep 4, 2019 #30

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    I have a feeling our wish will come true. :thumba:
     
  11. Nov 3, 2019 #31

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    HS2 the ONLY thing high speed about is the Bank Transfers.
     
  12. Nov 3, 2019 #32

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    I think your spot on. No wonder all our politicians screw us over when corruption like this is rewarded and encouraged. It is truly sickening.
     
  13. Nov 5, 2019 #33

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    I too know the problems of clients moving goalposts,But in general i dont think thats all thats been going on in recent decades.
    For people like myself who are or have been in buisiness, "You can smell it".
     

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