The English Disease: Two great articles on the Great the West Coast Rail Fiasco

William Forbes on the role of the Civil Service and how it relates to HS2 and the MoD
The West Coast rail fiasco: from which much may be learned - Mail Online - William Forbes' blog

Bacon: “Mr Woolley, are you a chartered accountant?”
Woolley: “I am not”
Bacon: “Are you a qualified financial person of any kind? Do you have any financial qualifications?”
Woolley: “I do not have any financial qualifications.”
Bacon: “What is your job?”
Woolley: “I am the Financial Director of the Ministry of Defence”

But the ever excellent Anthony Hilton clearly explains where ultimate responsibility lies Anthony Hilton: Tracking down the real rail culprits - Analysis & Features - Business - Evening Standard

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