The auction of the the East Coast train line is being rushed through by Tory transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin.
The line has been publicly owned for the last three and a half years.
Virgin’s convicted fraudster Richard Branson claims the line has “stagnated”, because “If you work for the government you don’t get people hungrily trying to make a real difference.”
Yet the line has paid over £600 million to the government since it was effectively nationalised—more than any private owner achieved.
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