Boris Johnson decision to scrap £3 billion HS2 rail link to Scotland named 'sleekit' and 'cowardly' by SNP

The SNP is said to have criticized Boris Johnson for being "greasy" and "cowardly" in his decision to remove the £3 billion HS2 rail link to Scotland following his vote of confidence.

The announcement followed a meeting on Tuesday by ministers from the Conservative parties, confirming the removal of the Golborne link from HS2.

The 13-mile link would have connected high speed trains from the north west of England to Glasgow, creating more capacity and cutting journey times.

HS2 Minister Andrew Stephenson said the government will now figure out how HS2 trains can best get there from Scotland. Now I don't know when the answer to his question comes.

This is not the case, however, the move was criticized by the SNP, who suggested that Mr Johnson had run out of 30 minutes.

The Transport Department said: "This sleek move reflects Boris Johnson's tenure as Prime Minister - cowardly and shameful.

Darren Caplan, chief executive of the Railway Industry Association told BBC Good Morning Scotland on Wednesday

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