Jeremy Corbyn’s ‘digital manifesto’ – a step in the right direction?

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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4 thoughts on “Jeremy Corbyn’s ‘digital manifesto’ – a step in the right direction?

  1. mohandeer

    Corbyn is showing that he has the mental acumen necessary to promote progressive responses to what is in effect a very digital age. Owen Smith ought to at least try and keep up even if it is beyond his limited understanding of modern day life.

  2. Roy Beiley

    More and more impressed with JC. Everyday a new raft of ideas/policies to take the Country FORWARD while the Tories are either saying nothing (day 67 of Brexit) and not one little squeak of how to take it forward yet they expect all the loosecends to be tied up within 2years. At the same time Maggie May is preparingxto take us BACKWARDS in time by scrapping the Human Rights Act. Presumably if that happens we will be on a par with China, Argentina and all the other countries that are not signatories. What happens if EU countries and others get “their own back on us” by refusing to sign Trade Deals with us unless we honour the HRA?
    Over to you Theresa missus.

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