Labour leadership hopefuls have criticised the scale of Jeremy Corbyn’s radical proposals as they set out their stalls to succeed him and recover from the disastrous election defeat.
Ms Phillips told The Andrew Marr Show she would “wait and see” how Brexit turns out but hinted a return to the EU would be possible under her leadership.
On the case for re-nationalising rail, she said the “test has been met” that the current system “serves literally no one” and said profit-making in the prisons and probation service had to be stopped.
But when pressed on post, water and energy, the Birmingham Yardley MP told the BBC show that “we have to make choices”.
“Of course we have to in the future look to how those services can better serve the public and nationalisation is one of those ways,” she said.
“While there are still homeless people literally sleeping outside my office both in London and in Birmingham we have to make the choices that people can trust that we will deliver.”
Ms Philips questioned how the free broadband pledge would have been delivered when other public services were crumbling and people cannot get vital social care for their parents.
“While that is the case offering people free broadband was just not believable,” she said.
Sir Keir, the current favourite in the race, said Labour lost the public’s trust over a lack of clarity on Brexit, anti-Semitism, and a “feeling that the manifesto was overloaded”.
But he told Marr that “we shouldn’t retreat from the radical” as he outlined his vision for the future.
He called for more long term investment for businesses and the government and private sector to set green targets and requirements together.
“I would like to see private schools as an irrelevant because the state sector was so good, and we’ve underfunded the state sector,” he added before a visit to Brexit-backing Stevenage.
“In the end, we can say until we are blue in the face that there is another way- and there is – but we won’t get the opportunity to serve if people don’t believe us,” she told Sky’s Sophy Ridge on Sunday.
“Trust – trust was the issue, not the radicalism, not the deeper fundamental change we were promising, but trust,” she told Ridge.
“What we hadn’t understood is that ‘take back control’ resonated like no other slogan in my lifetime. Why did it resonate? Because people lack the means to affect change in their own lives.”
Labour’s ruling National Executive Committee will meet on Monday to set the timetable for the contest, which is then expected to formally start on Tuesday.
The new leader is expected to be in place by the end of March.