Take the broadband blinkers off and stop your digital dithering

The fibre digital infrastructure of the future needs to be given the same priority as roads, water and electricity, argues John Kennedy.

Like most people, when I’m caught off guard by an unusual or innocent observation about something that should appear blindingly obvious, I get slightly irritated.

Unlike most people, however, I also relish these moments because they are a bonus when it comes to insight and perception. Often, they reveal clouded judgement or confusion in the mind of an opponent or a critic. It shows their card hand. But, crucially, it also reveals where problems or confusion exist. In my rule book, there is no such thing as a stupid question – just stupid people who are unable to answer politely.

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