The front page headling Power for the people (M Star March 11) referred to MP Kelvin Hopkin's early day motion demanding a national energy corporation to restore the sanity of public ownership after the insanity of the market.
Mr Hopkins said: "I have decided to break the silence, raise my head above the parapet, speak boldly and say what needs to be said."
Good on him. While his head is above the parapet, perhaps he could tell the Labour Party leadership to get on board too.
The public ownership of the utilities is plain, common sense and a vote winner if campaigned for with sincerity, conviction and commitment.
Again, while he is up there let him remind the Labour leadership about the the People's Charter which signposts a real alternative to all austerity measures.
It is to be hoped Mr Hopkins's welcome initiative is supported and developed.
The energy sector should not be the only industry considered for saving from the voracious claws of the market.