This week, the Labour Party unveiled plans to provide free broadband to everyone in the UK if they’re elected on December 12.
Because it’s 2019, the plan was greeted by rational, fact-based debate on both sides.
What’s followed the policy announcement was days of screeching and arguing about whether it’s a good idea or not, often based on complete nonsense and hyperbole.
Labour’s Rebecca Long-Bailey was invited on to the BBC’s Daily Politics to discuss the policy, which is similar to how countries like Belgium provide broadband.
She was asked by host Jo Coburn to respond to claims by critics that the policy amounts to “Broadband communism”, with the words appearing on the screen as she joined the show by video link.
A screengrab from the interview featuring the words “broadband communism” quickly went viral on Twitter.