HS2: a PS from Politics Show viewers
As the Government prepares to announce its six-month consultation over the proposed route, we asked you if you thought the question was still genuinely open, or a 'done deal'?
'Gin Boy' via Twitter told us: 'It's a done deal, and rightly so!'
Bill Lloyd of Solihull called us in response to the storm of protests on the proposed route of the line through Warwickshire and Staffordshire to tells us: 'HS2 is for the benefit of the whole Midlands.'
And Mr Blackwood from Birmingham said it must go ahead to ease the pressure on the motorways.
But Lee asked, via Twitter, if it won't just benefit London?
Phil from Stoke-on-Trent told us high-speed rail hasn't improved trade in continental Europe so there's no need for it here.
And Peter King from Lichfield saw HS2 as 'a complete waste of money. We already have a decent rail system.'
They'd been inspired to contact us after some live and lively exchanges on today's Politics Show, which was on air between 12 midday and 1 pm on BBC One.
My guests were the Conservative MP for North Warwickshire Daniel Byles who opposes a high-speed line being built through his constituency; and Cllr Sir Albert Bore, the Leader of the Opposition Labour Group on Birmingham City Council, who believes HS2 would give the region the economic boost it so clearly needs.
I put it to Mr Byles he was putting his local considerations ahead of the wider national interest.