November 15, 2019 / 1:01 PM / 24 days ago

'Crazed Communist scheme,' Johnson says of Corbyn's plan for BT

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson leans on a pole in the steering cabin of a tugboat during a general election campaign stop in the port of Bristol, Britain November 14, 2019. Frank Augstein/Pool via REUTERS

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn’s plan to nationalise BT’s network was a “crazed Communist scheme”.

“We are funding a huge programme of investment in our roads, in telecoms, gigabyte broadband, unlike the crazed, crazed Communist scheme that was outlined earlier on today,” Johnson told Conservative Party activists.

Johnson, speaking before a campaign bus emblazoned with the slogan “Get Brexit Done”, said delivering Brexit would clear Britain’s arteries.

“It will be something that clears our arteries, it will unblock our system, it will get us back on our feet and able to take advantage of all the things that we want to get from Brexit,” he said.

Reporting by Guy Faulconbridge. Editing by Andrew MacAskill

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