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Corbyn outs himself as an authoritarian

Couldn't quite believe my ears while listening to the news while getting ready for work this morning.

 

The 'free taxpayer funded fibre broadband for all' seemed like a pledge by someone desparate for power.

 

Putting aside the costs involved in buying up BT Openreach and it's assets there's also a more sinister way you could look at this hence my title.

 

I'd like to see Openreach wrested from BT's control but believe it ought to become a not for profit business owned equally by the service providers that use it's services, like the London Internet Exchange is.

 

If a nationalised Openreach were to come to fruition I can quickly see ISPs shutting up shop as I suspect the new Openreach would quickly spawn it's own free ISP as opposed to just providing the access (last mile) network as it does now.

 

What a monitoring tool that would be!

 

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Nokia 5 on giffgaff, Core i7 9700F PC with Win 10 Pro. Apple Mac Mini late 2014 with Core i5 running 10.15
Home Internet Connection: Zen Internet Fibre To The Premises Full Fibre 1 38 Mbps Down/9 Mbps up,
I don't work for O2 but have an interest in networks (including mobile) and IT (which is how I earn my living)
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Re: Corbyn outs himself as an authoritarian

Well you had the same thought as I did - everyone else would shutdown and there would be nothing to stop the government to govern exactly what they wanted on the "free" internet.  Then just wait for the government approved device to be issued to all citizens. Oh wait, isn't this Communism?

 

If I get to see a Labour candidate this coming month, I'm going to ask them the question: Would Β£30 be better off spent paying for NHS staff to alleviate the staff shortages or giving the people the right to view cat videos?

 

 

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Re: Corbyn outs himself as an authoritarian

Post office telephones and cables state owned here. No commercial radio hence Radio Caroline off shore pirate radio stations.
Prefer commercial. Our previous State owned communications were very restrictive and very poor.


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Re: Corbyn outs himself as an authoritarian

@sheepdog 

 

Well there's stuff that has no place on the 'net, it ought to be down to its users and the hosting companies to weed this out.

 

I'm really worried about the direction the country and the world in general is taking.

 

 

 

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Re: Corbyn outs himself as an authoritarian

I suppose the governments would much prefer state controlled communications as it looks like the "sheep" are getting out of the penπŸ₯΄



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Re: Corbyn outs himself as an authoritarian


@TallTrees wrote:
I suppose the governments would much prefer state controlled communications as it looks like the "sheep" are getting out of the penπŸ₯΄


Baaa...

 

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Re: Corbyn outs himself as an authoritarian

Shaun:
love that sheepπŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ™ƒ
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Re: Corbyn outs himself as an authoritarian


@sheepdog wrote:

 

If I get to see a Labour candidate this coming month, I'm going to ask them the question: Would Β£30 be better off spent paying for NHS staff to alleviate the staff shortages or giving the people the right to view cat videos?

 

Good idea, I'll do the same.. and report back

 

 


 

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Labour are supposed to be the party of the NHS, so it's astonishing that they're prepared to invest so much money into a project like this. And people seem to forget, that these services were privatised because the state didn't do a very good job of running them in the first place. 

 

But don't worry comrades, we'll all have the same rubbish service in Corbyn's, fairer, and more equal society  confused