Telegraph: Scrap HS2 and focus on ending broadband blackspots, Tory members urge PM

Working from home could see rates of intercity and commuter travel permanently affected. Conservative members have urged Boris Johnson to scrap HS2 and spend more on ending broadband and mobile blackspots. A report by the party’s official grassroots think tank highlights demands for the £100 billion scheme to be cancelled,…

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Politico: Britain looks to chart different course from EU on industrial champions

While the talk in the EU is turning to heavyweight corporate champions that can tackle the U.S. and China, the man tasked with making Britain more competitive is not fully convinced that big is beautiful. For John Penrose, a Conservative parliamentarian who has to write a review on how to turbocharge competition…

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