The company in charge of constructing the HS2 railway has been accused of deliberately covering up its escalating costs to ensure politicians would keep spending billions of pounds of public money on the project.
Whistleblowers from HS2 Ltd have described how senior managers instructed staff to keep cost estimates artificially low. Each was sacked after trying to raise concerns.
That’s what happens with political projects. There’s no proper budgeting nor control of costs – because there’s no true limit to hte amount of money that can be sucked into it. Sure Britishvolt failed – but at a much, much, earlier stage of the moneywaste. Which is why we use the private sector, not public, to do these things.