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DfT rail deal official hits back

A senior Department of Transport official suspended over the mishandling of the West Coast Main Line rail franchise contract as hit out at her own department for "inaccurately portraying" her role and overstating her responsibility.

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Branson's legal challenge 'revealed flaws' in franchise system

Speaking to ITV News the Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin MP admits if it had not been for Richard Branson's legal challenge the flaws in Britain's rail franchise system may never have come to light

He said: "If the legal challenge had not been mounted we might not have found these out, that's true."

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