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John Hughman

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I have been trying to exist on a zero-politics diet, which despite the imminent general election had until the end of last week proved an easy task given the unappetising nature of the campaigning fare so far. That was until Labour’s curveball that it would privatise BT’s Openreach division and offer free fibre broadband to every household in the country – a subject with unavoidable implications not just for BT but public markets in general. BT’s shares fell 4 per cent on the announcement – see Harriet Clarfelt's news story for more.

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