OMG! Nationalisation killed our industry, though it was blamed on Thatcher.
And whilst talking about 'selling the national silver' - another cliché from the eighties - you could enlighten us about how Brown sold off our gold at Car-boot-sale prices.
Not a clever bunny!
Nevertheless a good excuse to break up this corrupt monolith, if the government has the guts as this sort of pay-off is most likely the tip of the iceberg.