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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  1. Chris Choi

Civil servants 'suspended' over franchise fiasco

Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin pictured arriving at No.10 Downing Street. Credit: PA Wire

I have just spoken to the Transport Secretary and he told me that civil servants have already been suspended after the franchise fiasco.

He also revealed that he had a private conversation with Richard Branson last night.

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