Saturday, 10 December 2011

Two 'blasts from the past'

Courtesy of Sue, Muffled Vociferation, on Twitter comes two 1971 anti-common market posters. When considering both posters, bearing in mind one has to allow for inflation on the second, it is worth noting that every prediction on these posters has materialized.



Hindsight is a wonderful gift, is it not?

8 comments:

Raedwald said...

Excellent find!

WitteringsfromWitney said...

R: Indeed, an excellent find by Sue!

cosmic said...

The public debate then and earlier in the 60s, was even more infantile than it is now, or even during the Save The Pound campaign. I'm quite surprised to see this.

The figureheads of the anti Common Market movement were Powell and Benn, who could see to the heart of the problem and explained it. Dangerous people, only treading the borders of sanity, talking about purely theoretical bits of nonsense. It didn't help that their views on other matters were poles apart, although I believe that in private life, they got on very well.

The problem with Euroscepticism altogether has that it has been talking about what's been largely seen, or easily presented, as theoretical bits of nonsense.

right_writes said...
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right_writes said...

"Traitor" Heath stated after he had broken his manifesto to only negotiate entry to the EEC, that he would only go in with a substantial majority.

So with an inbuilt majority of 38, what was his majority?

EIGHT!

He couldn't take his own party along for the ride.

Isn't it odd that many people think that the Tories are going to be different all of a sudden.

thespecialone said...

I have nicked those. Brilliant!!

Ed P said...

Thirty years of lies by politicians about its aims. They're still lying.

WitteringsfromWitney said...

c: I think we have learnt since then? The debate is only infantile cause the politicians will not debate seriously, ie facts and figures.

r_w: true.

tso: Be my guest.......

EP: Yup, nowt changes.......