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I wonder how much of Brexit enthusiasm is due to media coverage of the 1960s and 70s through rose colored glasses.

There's lots of romanticism of stuff like The Beatles, James Bond, Austin Powers, Carnaby Street, hippies, etc. might distract people from the 1970 reality: cold, damp, tiny flats, interminable bus rides, lousy pay, synthetic fabric clothing, holidays in Skegness, narrow roads jammed with little Minis and Cortinas with "L" plates...

What might change some minds would be widespread reminders/education about what it was actually like in Britain from, say, 1967 to 1976. For example, if every time you turned on the TV there was a show about the reality of housing, employment, social welfare, etc. during that time. With a reminder: "Brexit, taking us back to 1965. Have some tinned peas with your meat paste!"

by asdf on Sun Nov 24th, 2019 at 08:12:08 PM EST

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