UK Politics

Liberal Democratic Party: Osborne’s broadband plans show fantasy of Tory economics says Foster

Press Release   •   Feb 01, 2010 11:19 GMT

“Anyone can promise the earth – what matters is how you pay for it," said the Liberal Democrat Shadow Culture, Media and Sport Secretary.

Commenting on George Osborne’s plans for high speed broadband, Don Foster said:

“This announcement shows once again the fantasy world of Tory economics.

“Anyone can promise the earth – what matters is how you pay for it.

“All independent research shows that the market simply cannot provide high speed broadband in all parts of the country in the short term without investment.

“Hints that the license fee payer will be hit are the closest the Tories come to explaining how they intend to pay for this.”