A GUEST POSTING:
The following is taken directly from UKIP's 2010 manifesto. It appears in the transport section.
"Invest in three new 200mph plus high-speed rail lines including a new line between London and Newcastle with a spur to Manchester, a London-Bristol-Exeter line and a linking route via Birmingham."
Note please the words new, high-speed, and link.
So that would be HS2, then.
But now, of course, that others have taken the lead and roused opposition, it becomes prudent for the little man in the silly suit to pretend that he was against it all along. In fact, he has even claimed that UKIP is the only party to have opposed HS2.
Calling for it in a recent manifesto is a funny way to oppose it!
Or perhaps they thought that nobody would notice!