Eurostar “is not our company to rescue”, the Government has said, insisting France must take responsibility for the bailout of the struggling Channel Tunnel operator.
Grant Shapps, the Transport Secretary, said French taxpayers rather than their British counterparts must lead Eurostar’s rescue.
“We will look to be helpful, but we don’t actually own this company,” he said. “It is not our company to rescue.”
Just to rub it in perhaps we should mention that we might be interested in some cheap assets after it has gone bust?