HS2 could become bargaining tool between SNP and Labour, says Salmond
Former first minister says SNP could demand work on new high-speed rail link starts in Scotland as a price for backing Labour
Alex Salmond has suggested the Scottish National party could demand that work on the UK’s new high-speed rail link, HS2, starts in Scotland as a price for backing a minority Labour government.
The former SNP leader said a future Labour chancellor could be forced to make that concession in order to push through his budget, if a large bloc of SNP MPs held the balance of power after the general election.
Source: Guardian Transport