Hinkley, HS2 and Heathrow show May’s team are out of their depth | Simon Jenkins

Hinkley, HS2 and Heathrow show May’s team are out of their depth | Simon Jenkins
These three white elephants will waste £100bn of public money. Such a cave-in to the lobbyists gives a worrying insight into those close to the prime minister

When David Cameron departed Downing Street, he left three white elephants grazing the Whitehall grasslands. They had been awaiting their fate for years, kept going with fodder slipped them by their kindly keeper, George Osborne. Cameron never made up his mind what to do with them and so left them to his successor. Their names were Hinkley, HS2 and Heathrow.

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In all three cases, May could easily have decided the other way, with no damage to her reputation as investment-friendly

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Source: Guardian Transport

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