Nationalise It!

Long before the Government's reluctant nationalisation of Northern Rock, state intervention in the economy was once welcomed with open arms.

Will Hutton talks to Tony Benn, Jacques Attali and others who debate the role of nationalisation in the postwar reconstruction of Europe.

To what extent was it an ideological or a pragmatic policy, and was nationalisation ever carried out on behalf of the people?

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Long before the Government's reluctant nationalisation of Northern Rock, state intervention in the economy was once welcomed with open arms.

Will Hutton talks to Tony Benn, Jacques Attali and others who debate the role of nationalisation in the postwar reconstruction of Europe.

To what extent was it an ideological or a pragmatic policy, and was nationalisation ever carried out on behalf of the people?