Re: You must work for HS2
"How about spending a small part of this money on providing FTTH, allowing more people to work from home and eliminating some of the need to shuttle between London and Birmingham?"
First thing that comes to mind is because luddite bosses won't let you work from home and second is that some people just cannot be trusted to get work done. I, like others here, work in IT on the development side. No overpowering need to be in the office more than 1 or 2 times per week. 5 times or nothing is the requirement, with the nothing being P45.