Politics 26 March 2013 “This is an act of political spite to reward their friends in the City” Business quote of the day. Sign up for our weekly email * Print HTML “This is an act of political spite to reward their friends in the City” Manuel Cortes, leader of the Transport Salaried Staffs' Association rail union, attacks the decision to open bidding for the East Coast rail franchise to private companies. › If Richard Littlejohn didn’t exist, you’d have to make him up Photograph: Getty Images Helen Roxburgh is the online editor of Economia Subscribe from just £1 per issue More Related articles Jeremy Corbyn has found a vulnerable spot on Theresa May and trade Politicians are worried that their pensions are destroying the planet. Is yours? Nap Store: Where did all these new mattress start-ups come from?