Home Uncategorised I Guess things just do not change over time

I Guess things just do not change over time

Author

Date

Category

This poster was created in 1979 by Saatchi and Saatchi for the Conservative Party at a time when Labour had been in power for a while, and unemployment was at a high (though not by modern standards). It was a big issue, and Margaret Thatcher made getting Britain back to work the core of her campaign. This poster is great for several reasons. Firstly, you can’t miss it.

The typography (by Roger Kennedy) is fantastic, and the message is so economical…three words, in caps, big and black. It’s graphic and striking.
The snaking line of the unemployed jars with the strong horizontals and verticals of the type.
It’s bare, simple and brutal in how it delivers the simple, single-minded message. There isn’t even a logo to clutter it up.
It worked.

Thatcher won the election and the poster became an icon.

Now wouldn’t it be great if the Nats adopted something like this? I despair at the thought of them not getting tough enough on this useless pack of troughers we call a govt. All the namby pamby touchy feelz we have endured in the past two weeks is well and truly overdone. And now we even have the cops dictating where we can go to commemorate Anzac Day.

17 COMMENTS

  1. While the Christchurch massacre was hideous and sad for all those involved, the country needs to move on. For most of us we were horrified, showed sympathy and moved on. It seems Cindy and co would love NZ to stay mourning for the next 18 months right up to the next election. She is making hay promoting her international profile and has rushed through urgent gun laws. London was bombed and hundreds died but the British made the choice to “Stay calm and Carry On”. Now a famous slogan and the British were lauded for stoically carrying on in the face of adversity, something our later generations do not seem to possess.

    0

    0

  2. That’s because the shootings are all she’s got. Her supporters are quite happy to ignore their dismal, piss poor performance since the woeful day Winnie put these clowns in power as long as she appears “nice.” Pathetic yes, but to be expected by lefties, especially the younger ones.

    I’ve never been to the UK but i know many ex-pats. I always thought of the British as tough as nails, but political correctness seems to have poisoned the place. I wish the Brits could clone Thatcher and put her in charge of Brexit!

    0

    0

    • They would have left with a hard Brexit within a year, instead of the drip torture they are being subject too.

      0

      0

  3. Have to laud Mark Richardson on AM this morning stating out right that Jacinda is no leader, but just a figurehead, perhaps they should put that as a poll question.

    0

    0

  4. Cindy has taken charge, she has ‘found her feet’. Her confidence is high as she is showered in feelz and praise. Cindy’s ‘crew’ keep telling her she is simply marvellous and she has boundless ability!! (Lol). The MSM are fawning over her with the propaganda department churning out feelz for Cindy, but nothing positive for Simon. Cindy now believes achievement is within her grasp. The CoL is running at full throttle with Cindy and Grant on a spending spree to implement all their Marxist policy, including passing controversial laws under urgency, and Cindy’s infamous Captains calls.

    0

    0

      • Yes, Cindy has her head due to the msm not holding the CoL’s dodgy decision making to account. Where are the political journalists probing questions? They should be smelling blood in the water by now. When National were in power we had Katie Bradford bouncing with frustration over not being able to shift the polls downwards against National. Now we just have political journalists who are as much use as a chocolate teapot! They are Cindy lapdogs called unicorn and dust.

        0

        0

        • But the opposition can’t make much traction because the MSM fawn all over Cindy and ignore her many failings. Interesting to note that the Research Poll that showed an anti-GCT sentiment in the country also showed that the Nats had only dropped 0.3%, so the masses aren’t completely taken in by a concerned face and a few slogans. I’m convinced that she is arrogant enough to back all the TWG recommendations too and go to the country on that. But she might get a surprise if she does.

          0

          0

  5. I have a mental image of a cartoon/election slogan for National – Image of a Large brown stained WC with $signed Trees/Students Loans/Kiwi Fail Houses/Kiwi Fail Slush waste with Shane shoveling it in assisted by Arden and the other COLL ministers throwing in the odd couple of Million in Semi Automatics whilst Nurses & Teachers stand at either side with legs crossed and gob smacked at the amount of Tax Dollars being wasted. Ardern would have her usually frowny face and Twitford his usual inane smirk and the WC Outlet connected to the UN. Perhaps one of our artistic contributors will do a sketch.

    0

    0

  6. If one takes off the rose tinted glasses it is obvious this government is dysfunctional and is going to achieve very little but it is equally obvious that National is falling apart in opposition and is fast turning into a joke as well.
    They have sold their core voters down the road along with anything that once resembled right wing policy and settled for a mish mash of safe middle/left policy that upsets few but achieves nothing as well.
    They are now even too scared to hold their nerve over a petition on the UN Migration Pact. Heavens above!!!.

    0

    0

    • Last video clip I saw of Simon he looked like a beaten man. Not really a leader. Appeaser would be my description. Just like his trainer Bolger.

      0

      0

    • National had multiple opportunities to tar and feather the Col Govt and expose them for the warmed-up, 1970’s style union-loving Marxists that they really are. I hear crickets ever since they were in opposition. Simon you are a nice guy but you’re not the stuff of hard-core leadership.

      National should not have tried to quickly change their anti-UN migration stance just because of the 15th of March. You folded. You either have conservative values through thick and thin, or you do not. Another nail in the coffin. When it comes down to the nitty gritty, National sold their soul to “she whose name I shall not mention”.

      0

      0

  7. Labour used to mean worker? Labouring used to mean working? Who Labours now? Labour beneficiary?

    National aspiration, National pride, National asset, National family, National right, First National, National Justice, National Issue, National ….. So much is in the name, it is so inclusive, do we use it enough?

    0

    0

    • National sport, National interest, National solution, National outlook, National forecast,
      International, I am sure we can come up with many more.

      0

      0

Comments are closed.

Recent posts

Tell the UN to get stuffed.

U.N. CHIEF GUTERRES CALLS FOR ‘IMPROVED WORLD GOVERNANCE’ From AP: U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Monday called for “improved world governance” as one solution to...

Not a priority at last. Can we have more like this please.

Leaders' debate absent of Maori issues, Ardern and Collins forced to explain RadioNZ reports: Jacinda Ardern and Judith Collins have been forced to front-up and explain...

Is Capitalism Dead?

A Comment on the New History of Capitalism Phillip W. Magness: As recent discussions in the broader academic literature illustrate, the economic dimensions of American slavery...

Recent comments

Editor on Have Your Say
Hooker Phil on Have Your Say
Alexander the Great on Have Your Say
Odakyu-sen on Have Your Say
Salacious Crumb on Have Your Say
Salacious Crumb on Have Your Say
revtech120 on Have Your Say

The way we all feel about this useless government

Hamilton
light rain
14.3 ° C
14.4 °
13.9 °
93 %
4kmh
98 %
Wed
14 °
Thu
16 °
Fri
19 °
Sat
21 °
Sun
16 °
NZD - New Zealand Dollar
USD
1.5262
EUR
1.7807
AUD
1.0816
CAD
1.1415
GBP
1.9428
JPY
0.0145
CNY
0.2241
INR
0.0207