Privatisation has brought numerous benefits across a variety of former state-owned industries in the UK. Yet the renationalistion of airlines is not as far-fetched as it sounds: 2017 polling suggested that 27 and 23 per cent of the public wanted to nationalise airlines and travel agents respectively. Thomas Cook was taken into public ownernship by the postwar Attlee government and the administration of Boris Johnson was under significant pressure to intervene on Flybe, a UK regional airline.
 Legatum Institute, Public opinion in the post-Brexit era: Economic attitudes in modern Britain, October 2017.
 Willman, J., Nationalisation: a blast from the past, Financial Times, 18 January 2008.