This week some Labour MPs called for the renationalisation of the energy industry and proposed the creation of a ‘National Energy Corporation’. In a motion tabled on Thursday the MPs called for “Britain's energy industry” to “be returned to public ownership”. However before we all prepare for imminent take over, as Whitehall officials get the valuers in, the motion has been supported by only three MPs. They are Kelvin Hopkins, Jeremy Corbyn and Paul Flynn. None of whom are known by their own admission as in the mainstream of the Labour Party. Also the motion will never be debated. Nevertheless it should never be forgotten that there is always a strain of political opinion which is sympathetic to such a move.