The host of the BBC Radio 4 Today programme was quick to point out a major flaw in the new railway plans.
Transport secretary accuses Sky News of "not accurate reporting" when challenged over why key lines have been scrapped.
"A decade of promises to give families in our region parity (not more!) of opportunity with other families elsewhere, all broken."
The former minister asked whether voters were 'right to take the prime minister at his word' amid speculation key rail lines could be scrapped.
"Choose fair transport investment. Choose our future. Choose the north.”
The prime minister is proving again what a wily politician he really is.
Tory MP and foreign affairs committee chair Tom Tugendhat joins Arj Singh and Paul Waugh to discuss why he's been so vocal in his concern about Chinese tech giant Huawei being given a role in Britain's 5G infrastructure. Also on the podcast, the trio look at the other big decisions set to define Boris Johnson’s first year in office and what happens now Brexit is happening.
Reports suggest man in charge at the Treasury will “broadly" support link from London to Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds.
Conservative supporters and opponents of the £100bn high-speed rail project clash at prime minister's questions.
With Brexit legislation sailing through the Commons, Boris Johnson has turned his attention to the domestic agenda as decisions on HS2, Huawai’s involvement in communications and a cabinet reshuffle land in his inbox. Conservative MP Bim Afolami joins Arj Singh, Paul Waugh and Rachel Wearmouth on what we can expect from the government and who from the Labour leadership contest could trouble them in the coming term.