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HS2: Labour’s Ed Balls accused of ‘slap in face for Manchester’ over high-speed link

Ed Balls has been accused of ‘slapping the north in the face’ – after suggesting the Manchester leg of HS2 might not go ahead.

The shadow chancellor appeared to go off-message when he told a group of journalists there were ‘big questions’ about the second phase of the high-speed line which is due to link Manchester with Birmingham and London by 2032.

Full Story – Manchester Evening News

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