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Labour: Free British broadband for country if we win general election

Kubla Cant Silver badge
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Welcome back, Post Office Telephones

This is the most fatuous of any of the numerous fatuous plans I've heard from politicians.

Remember the three-month wait for a phone line? The cast-iron modems that cost more than a week's wages? Remember the paragons of efficiency like British Railways? When I made this point to a colleague today, he said, "But they were starved of investment". That's OK, then, because nationalised industries are never starved of investment these days, are they?

And the cash for all this is going to come from taxing IT multinationals (today's version of the Magic Money Tree). If getting billions from Amazon and Apple and Google is so easy, why aren't we doing it already?

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