Re: Paranoid, moi?
And of course we're all going to trust a broadband network run by the government, aren't we.
I stopped counting the cost of Labours planned nationalizations when it passed £1.5 Trillion. There's not actually the money in the country to do it, even if it were a good idea, which of course it isn't.
However, the problem comes when investment is needed and the economy is tight. Where does the government of whatever hue spend its money? Health, education, gas & leccy, rail, mail, and cat pictures all become competing concerns. Something has to lose out, which is why we got the chronic under-investment in utilities and rail that we're only now seeing the end of the backlog of work.