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Consultation 'the right way forward' on high-speed rail

Details of a possible multi-billion pound high-speed rail line running from London to Birmingham will be announced by the government today. The Conservatives recently refused to look at an advance copy of the plans because they said they wanted to avoid a "cosy political consensus."

Liberal Democrat transport spokesman Norman Baker and Shaun Spiers from the Campaign for the Protection of Rural England, discuss how to reconcile the benefits of large national projects with local objections.

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