Although the week has only just begun I think it’s going to be hard to beat this lunacy from the Twitter account of the Mid Cheshire anti Hs2 group.
Admittedly, they have a lot of form for spouting complete nonsense. After all, it was one of their members who claimed that the anti Hs2 campaign was bigger than the 1990s poll tax demonstrations (stop sniggering at the back!). I doubted they’d be able to top that but I have to say the anti Hs2 mob always seem to be able to exceed my expectations. Take a look at this..
So, there you have it. Don’t build the rail capacity we need to get modal shift from road/air to rail to tackle climate change, don’t build a catalyst for massive regeneration in our major cities. Don’t create tens of thousands of jobs that will up-skill the workforce (who will then pay tax back to the government) – simply bung every ‘poor’ person in the UK £20,000 of taxpayers money, gratis – job done.
Quite what they’d been ingesting or smoking when they came up with this stunning idea is open to conjecture.
For some reason only a couple of other antis latched on to the idea, presumably because anyone with half a brain stopped and thought – “what the actual f***!”
With this level of intellect, grasp of economics and understanding of politics powering the anti Hs2 campaign, what could possibly go wrong?
I’ve a small favour to ask…
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Also, presumably, that is a one off payment of £20,000. I would suggest that given that kind of money could well do more harm than good to some of the individuals.
Some would benefit, but mostly if they use it to clear their debts, but for those that who go out and splurge it or use it to have a bit of a nicer lifestyle could end up getting into debt by spending more than they have. By not keeping a check on what they have spent resulting in an over spend and either needing a loan to cover the one off big spend or by needing a loan as they spend (say) £50/month more than their income and not realising for a few months that their lump sum has gone.