Europe is a hot topic this week and it is not all to do with football either, next week the UK public will be voting to either stay or leave the EU and by all accounts it seems that there are a lot of people who have yet to make up their minds! Maybe this video from 1975 might help, well actually it won’t, but there you go.
During the lead up to the 1975 EEC referendum, the government realised that the only way it could maintain its authority was to appear equally for and against Europe. It did this in two ways: First, by having its ministers wildly contradict each other on an almost daily basis, and second, by rejecting the use of facts and evidence, which the state viewed as hindrances in the political sphere. This strategy would eventually be formalised in the 1976 Truth Reform