Mr Corbyn announced plans to bring high speed broadband and mobile connectivity to every household [Image: Jane Barlow/PA].

Mr Corbyn announced plans to bring high speed broadband and mobile connectivity to every household [Image: Jane Barlow/PA].

A vocal Owen Smith supporter had a sharp knockback – from another Smith supporter – when she criticised Mr Corbyn’s plan.

She said it was like the technology sector in the late 1970s; he responded by pointing out that this would put current Labour Party policy somewhere in the 1960s.

And we all laughed. I’ll leave you to work out the identities of the disputants.

Here are the details of Mr Corbyn’s digital manifesto. Decide for yourself if either of them are right, or if he has devised something worthwhile, going forward:

160830 Corbyn digital manifesto

Jeremy Corbyn will pledge to introduce a “digital bill of rights” as part of a range of commitments on new technology, in a speech that will explain how Labour can “democratise the internet” to get back into government.

Mr Corbyn will announce plans for high-speed broadband and mobile connectivity for every household, company and organisation in Britain if he is re-elected Labour leader.

He will also launch a public consultation to draw up a digital bill of rights, and develop a digital citizen passport – a voluntary scheme that will provide Britons with a secure and portable identity for their online lives.

He will say that a Corbyn government would utilise the internet to promote popular participation in politics, building on the lesson learned in his leadership campaign.

Source: Jeremy Corbyn promises to ‘rebuild Britain’ with digital manifesto | UK Politics | News | The Independent

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