Thursday, 13 October 2011

Life imitating art?

I've been wondering from where George Osborne and the Tories sourced their piss-poor and manifestly untrue slogan 'We're All In It Together'.

Turns out it's from Terry Gilliam's Brazil, a film described as a 'dystopian satire' of a dysfunctional industrial world, in which the
 bureaucratic, totalitarian government is reminiscent of the government depicted in George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four, except that it has a buffoonish, slapstick quality and lacks a Big Brother figure.
The difference between Brazil and Britain being that the Tories are using fear to cow us, rather than enforced jolliness.

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