Richard Branson had his chance to speak out today at a Commons Transport Committee meeting.
The Virgin boss criticised the rail franchise system as "flawed", claiming that The Department for Transport did not follow its own rules over the bidding process.
He was giving evidence after Virgin Trains launched a judicial review of the DfT's decision to award a new 13-year West Coast franchise to rival transport company FirstGroup. Virgin has run the West Coast line since 1997.
The true cost of the fiasco over the West Coast Main Line franchise is only just beginning to become clear.
A critical report by MPS has condemned the £50 million cost to the taxpayer caused by the West Coast Mainline fiasco.
Transport Secretary and Derbyshire Dales MP Patrick McLoughlin has told MPs today that mistakes over West Coast should not have been made.