My mistake: Sarah is OPPOSED to HS2

YESTERDAY’S HS2 post suggested Labour cabinet member in Camden Sarah Hayward was more cautious over the idea of the council opposing the rail link to Birmingham at a time when those around her were calling for it to be shot down. It’s only fair that I point out that she contacted me after it went up with an email to say:

Not sure who your briefer is, but I drafted the current statement, make of that what you will on where I stand.

What I made of that was: Sarah felt the post was all messed up and that she is actually firmly anti the scheme, her being the drafter of a collective statement and all. No u-turns here, no no, there are no examples from the last few weeks and months of her arguing against a Camden rebellion to HS2 among her colleagues. Crumbs, a blunder on my part – I emailed back to make sure her views were properly relayed:

Thanks, cool, can I have a quote directly from you then beyond that carefully worded statement?
As in, what you personally think. I’ll have it online in a second. If you are against, let’s have it out there in your own words. And I’d say that to all the cabinet.

PS: I don’t go with much without a double source and usually say if it isn’t, ‘briefer’ without an ‘s’ on the end is inaccurate on this one.

Sarah got back to me:

Collective cabinet position pretty clear. We oppose.

Make of that what you will.

3 Comments on My mistake: Sarah is OPPOSED to HS2

  1. councilofdespair // April 5, 2011 at 6:00 pm //

    I have given suck, and know
    How tender ’tis to love the babe that milks me:
    I would, while it was smiling in my face,
    Have pluck’d my nipple from his boneless gums,
    And dash’d the brains out, had I so sworn as you
    Have done to this.

  2. Tom Foot // April 6, 2011 at 10:13 pm //

    I am in blood stepped in so far that should I wade no more, returning were as tedious as go o’er.

    • lessdeceived // April 7, 2011 at 2:48 pm //

      But screw your courage to the sticking place,
      And we’ll not fail.

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