"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen."

Monday, 15 February 2010

The Key To Contentment: Ban Advertising

The left-wing think tank, Compass, is publishing a report today which recommends the banning of all advertising in public spaces and limiting shop-front displays.
"Advertising encourages us to go faster on the treadmill of modern consumer life so contributing to growing consumer debt, social problems and an ever greater risk of climate change."
Absolute rubbish.  If the fashion/lifestyle/consumer goods ads disappear it will be a drab and depressing streetscape enlivened only by endless government propaganda ads exhorting us to be better citizens.

Jackie Ashley is in favour. She thinks ads 'fuel waste, debt & misery'. I wish they'd all just leave us alone to get on with our own lives instead of this constant meddling. How much more pleasant life would be without the hectoring and intrusive State.


  1. Every single day, GV, another attack on our civil liberties - notice how advertising now causes climate change, according to Jackie Ashley.
    I hope Cameron is not intending to carry on with drivel like this - I really have no idea what the man stands for any more.

  2. Yes Spidey - we're all far too gullible and the country wouldn't be in such a mess if it wasn't for all those nasty capitalist advertisers making us buy things we don't want! Compass sounds like it won't be happy until our streets resemble those of the old USSR - grey concrete, depressing & joyless. As for Cameron, he needs to come out and be stronger if he wants a decisive win.


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