UK 30 October 2013 Which former Tory chancellor opposes HS2? Suspicion falls on Norman Lamont. Print HTML Ahead of tomorrow's anticipated Tory rebellion over HS2, Independent editor Amol Rajan writes in the Evening Standard, "a former (and recent) Tory chancellor, who won’t speak in public because of the damage it would do to the Prime Minister, told me that he opposes HS2 'because the costs are obscene and all the benefits go to the South'." Who could he be referring to? I only note that Rajan appeared alongside Norman Lamont on Sky News's Murnaghan Programme last Sunday. › Grayling's reckless probation privatisation is a threat to public safety George Eaton is political editor of the New Statesman. Subscribe More Related articles Metro mayors can help Labour return to government How the Brexit referendum has infantilised British politics Vote Leave have won two referendums. Can they win a third?