They need more taxes so they can justify more "administrators" and "committees" that essentially get paid 6 figures a year for existing. Career politicians are a cancer on modern society.
The age old political tactic of promising free stuff out of your own pocket.
A prominent socialist only has to MENTION a massive socialist program to destroy half a billion pounds of market value. Imagine what damage would actually be done if the mention became a reality!
Jeremy Starlin is the biggest joke in the UK, and NO ONE is gonna vote for that shower of shite ! I'd rather vote for the 'coming round to my house and kicking my cat' party ... so would my cat.
It's not really about the great expenditure involved, and the value of universal internet access. It's what comes next that is so unappealing. Someone will be deciding what is decent, permissible discourse over this broadband. Imagine a bunch of useful idiots giving their rulers the coveted holy grail of societal manipulation. Almost as stupid as giving the national broadcaster a blank cheque.