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How much should bankers be paid?

9th July 2012

Lord Adonis, Progress AGM, London, England

Originally in the Independent, 7th July 2012   Michael Gove has referred to the teaching unions as a “drag on the profession”. What is your response to that? The best arguments usually win and union leaders, like others, tend to want to be on the right side of the argument. The two most radical reforms [...]

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HS2 ‘dither and delay’

7th June 2012

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From the BBC website: The HS2 rail scheme might not be ready before 2030 because of “dither and delay” by ministers, former Transport Secretary Lord Adonis has said. The Labour peer said he feared the legislation needed for the project may not be passed within this parliament. Phase one of the £33bn high-speed rail link, [...]

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Don’t let delay – and the Nimbys – derail HS2

9th January 2012

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Originally published in The Times The urgently needed high-speed modernisation of our railways is being put at risk by slow-footed ministers The only thing high speed about the development of High Speed 2 in Britain is the treading of water. If Justine Greening, the Transport Secretary, gives the go-ahead to the new rail line from [...]

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Cancelling Heathrow’s third runway was mad; let’s not repeat the mistake with HS rail

4th October 2011

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Times article on high-speed rail and Heathrow The Conservative conference is being targeted by anti-high-speed rail protesters from the Chilterns, battling it out with the leaders of the host city of Manchester who are passionately pro-HS2. It was the same at the Labour and Lib Dem conferences. For the golden rule of high-speed rail is [...]

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Fast Forward

24th September 2011

High-speed train, Taiwan

For Progress We must not oppose high-speed rail for opposition’s sake. High Speed Two is Labour’s scheme in origin and conception. Our battle with the Tories should not be on the existing HS2 proposal, but on taking the line right through from London to Manchester and Leeds as a single project rather than stopping at Birmingham [...]

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HS2: “a great national cause”

10th August 2011

Southeastern High Speed Trains, St Pancras International

My interview with Rail Open publication – Free publishing – More andrew adonis   Photo: Jon Curnow

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High Speed Rail: The UK needs another 1,000,000 Jobs

27th July 2011

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For the Huffington Post Today an economic report has been published that reaffirms what we have known all along. High-speed rail will deliver jobs and growth. The report, commissioned by Britain’s leading cities, is supported by politicians and business leaders alike and states that 1,000,000 jobs rely on the support of the Governments investment in [...]

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Profile for Civil Service World

23rd May 2011

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“Andrew Adonis has a unique record of combining radical ideas on public services with a very pragmatic focus on achieving results. Suzannah Brecknell meets the Institute for Government chief to discuss a year of the coalition… Andrew Adonis likes clarity. He speaks deliberately, ensuring his phrases are clear and well-constructed, as befits a former journalist [...]

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Not if, but when

18th February 2011

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For Progress Labour’s policy review needs to reaffirm its commitment to high-speed rail, ensuring a green alternative to more roads and flights Labour’s plan for high-speed rail, which I unveiled last March, is a key part of our strategy for growth, regional development and sustainable mobility. It is vital Labour’s forthcoming policy review reaffirms our [...]

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