Political ideology blinds many politicians to reality, none more so than York Central MP Rachael Maskell (Is it time to renationalise our railways?, January 7).

Renationalising the rail system is her answer to its problems - this despite Network Rail, which is responsible for difficulties encountered daily by commuters, being state controlled.

Neither does she condemn constant strikes called by militant trade unions who claim to be acting on behalf of travellers’ safety.

Voters should realise that the only ambition left-wing MP’s have is for Britain to become a socialist-controlled state.

Peter Rickaby,

West Park, Selby