Re: Political self-obsession and onanism
>The political aspect came in when the privatised BT was not allowed to move into cable.
I presume you mean fibre not cable - former was on the cards way back in the 80s. Thatcher's dream was always that private companies would build the infrastructure, BT's dream was that the Government would cover the roll out cost and then allow them to reap the profit.
Elsewhere in the world forward thinking governments invested tax payers money in public-owned infrastructure and moved far ahead.