What is the real reason businessmen need to travel by high speed train?

Our correspondent wonders why businessmen need to travel around the country by high speed train when they could simply use video conferencing.

It is difficult to understand why this scheme for a new high-speed railway slashing across the country was ever dreamed up, and even more difficult to understand why no-one thought better of it the morning after.

The important matter to consider is who and what it is supposed to cater for? Who are these 14,000 people per hour who wish to travel from London to Birmingham, and vice versa?


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