The Next U.K. Election Isn’t Just About Brexit—Now It’s About Free Broadband Too

Nov 15, 2019 - Fortune

The U.K.’s upcoming general election may be widely seen as being all about Brexit, but that’s not to say other issues aren’t also coming into play. And late Thursday, the opposition Labour Party chucked a particularly spicy new ingredient into the electoral stew.

Jeremy Corbyn’s increasingly left-wing party is pledging to renationalize the broadband network that’s owned by BT, the former state telecoms monopoly that was privatized in the early 1980s. Labour also says it may natio...