Herbies drops Virgin West Coast JR bid in wake of franchise debacle

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  • Kudos to Herbert Smith for exposing the DfT. There was clear evidence of corruption in the evaluation process, at the expense of passengers and taxpayers (and the incumbent operator Virgin). This will no doubt by whitewashed by the government through a series of obfuscating "reviews". Nevertheless it shows how much value a law firm can bring to the table.

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  • Herbies have been taking a lot of flak on this site (much of which is fully deserved) but credit where credit's due.

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  • King stay the king, a'ight?

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  • "Herbies drops Virgin West Coast JR bid"? Really?
    The DfT hoisted the white flag before they went in to defend the JR bid. A total balls up and admission of defeat, as every other paper and website confirms. In what editorial universe does this sequence of events translate to a headline of Virgin 'dropping' its JR bid? Virgin/Herbert Smith are the winners here; they didn't 'drop' anything. Bizarre reporting.

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