Our political correspondent Alison Mackenzie spoke to Ed Miliband today, following the Government's mix up over the awarding of the West Coast Main Line contract. He said he is open to considering taking the railways back into public ownership.
"I'm open to all kinds of solutions on the railways...but at the moment we've got to sort out the absolute fiasco of the West Coast Main Line franchise. I think David Cameron has got to get a grip on this...hundreds of millions of pounds possibly of tax payers money wasted...because the Government can't organise something as straightforward as a train franchise.
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.