This is getting scary. For the second time in a week I am going to congratulate an SNP minister....this time John Swinney for his comments on a high speed link between Scotland and England., I have been an advocate of this idea for some time. The key here was to get the first leg between Edinburgh and Glasgow which would mean we would get all the back office infrastructure, by that I mean the physical plant a well as the desk jobs thus creating more jobs for Scotland,. In some way more significantly however, is the symbolism of a high speed like being built from Scotland to England and not the other way round.
This can be achieved if there is the political will. A high speed link could travel between Edinburgh and London more quickly than a plane whilst stopping at 6 cities and produce a fraction of the carbon. So John, you go for this and I'll be right there with you. There's an offer you won't get very often!
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