HS2 gets the green light from Boris Johnson despite Tory fury

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Boris Johnson has given the go-ahead to the £100bn flagship rail project High Speed 2.

He announced work on the hugely expensive scheme will continue after carrying out a review into whether it should proceed given costs have “exploded”.

The Prime Minister said the firm handling construction has not “distinguished itself” but that “poor management has not detracted from the fundamental value” of the plan.

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