Deja vu?

I’m having a strong sense of deja vu right now. It probably has a lot to do with the current national obsession with Margaret Thatcher’s passing and the endless analysis of her legacy. We’ve re-lived the economic nose-dive that precipitated her rise to power: rubbish in the streets, power cuts, bodies unburied, strikes, spiralling inflation, the three-day week and the Winter of Discontent. It’s not an exact parallel with the gloom that pervades our lives today, but there are broad similarities.

At the end of the seventies, salvation came in the form of the Iron Lady and North Sea oil.

So is it possible we’ve been back in the past to see the future? If you close your eyes tight and open them again: could that be Nigel Farage and shale gas?

About thespeedofdark

David Winship has written an unauthorised autobiography and several critically disdained literary tomes. His work is frequently compared with Steinbeck, Orwell and Hemingway, but unfortunately Mike Steinbeck, Daisy Orwell and Howard Hemingway were all terrible writers. He has been totally overlooked for the most prestigious literary awards worldwide, which is a shame as most of the words are spelled correctly. In fact, his books contain material that ranks with the finest literary works in history: all the right letters are there, just not necessarily in the right order.

Dave’s blog (The Speed Of Dark Blog) is part of his crusade for truth and justice and universal entitlement to free real ale. It may well be that his whole purpose in life is to serve as a warning to others.

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