Argument: High-speed rail is a valuable national investment
- Debate: High-speed rail - pro argument.
Philip Hammond. "High Speed Rail: the case for." The Telegraph. November 26th, 2010: "to those who ask how Britain can afford to invest in a project of this scale, I reply that we cannot afford not to invest in our future. If we are to prosper as a nation, every part of that nation has to prosper. Strategic transport projects like high speed rail – projects that can transform the social and economic geography of this country - will be vital in making that happen."