Transport Secretary about to cock up.

I don’t normally blog about things that are not directly connected to my novel – still, alas, in the making. But to the thousands who are following my blog – slight exaggeration – I have gone political on this one. And it is to do with trains.

The UK Transport Secretary, Justine Greening, looks like she’s going to sign the West Coast contract with 1st Group, despite all the objections raised by those who understand the risks associated with this deal. In her BBC TV Breakfast show interview – where, incidentally, she ducked several questions put to her – she states that the contract bidding process is fair. That may be true, even if flawed.

What I do question, is the ability on the govt’ side to make a wise decision. Their track record so far isn’t wonderful. Exactly the same bunch of idiots that let the East Coast route go to the wall TWICE, by the same selection process, is now praying that ‘jam tomorrow’ – or in 13 years, to be more precise! – is a fair risk.

But I suspect the jam will have gone mouldy by then, and the tax payer will not like its taste.

There, that wasn’t full of junk, was it.

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