Labour whips have told the prime minister that, with his authority badly damaged, a Commons defeat over the Royal Mail would be “inevitable” if he put it to the vote.
Is common sense being seen at last?
The sheer folly of thinking that the Royal Mail could be privatised was always madness. It is a utility. These need to be in public ownership.
And yes, that does mean I think water, gas, electricity, much of public transport, basic banking and the telecoms infrastrcxutrue does also need to be publicly owned.