to keep an old tradition going? Don't forget, it was Labour's idea in the first place, back in 2008. One question that the opposition to this have not satisfactorily answered is how to find the money necessary to ensure that Royal Mail is able to invest in the productivity and performance improvement necessary to deliver the services that 21st century life needs.
If they borrow it, they have to pay it back. Price controls rule out that option, too, so its down to more tax hikes.
Of course, the govt could have just not bothered, in which case the who thing would have come crashing down at some point