This is the official Labour Government’s poster
In the 80s, an offender would be arrested. Now, the victim stands a good chance of being arrested for protecting him/herself.
In the eighties, nobody was arrested, fined, tagged and curfewed for selling a goldfish to anyone.
In the eighties, you could sit in the park on a sunny day with one bottle of beer and nobody minded. You could even sit there and drink until your eyes melted and as long as you did it without bothering anyone else, nobody minded. (Thanks, Leg Iron)
In the eighties, you could sit in a pub and smoke and nobody minded. Nobody died from it either. You could also sit in the beer garden of pubs that had them, have a beer and a smoke and nobody quivered in terror if a little bit of smoke drifted their way once in a while. Back then it was not actually illegal to smoke in a laboratory but it was rarely tolerated, because it just wasn’t a sensible thing to do. It didn’t need to be illegal. (Thanks again, Leg Iron)
There are so many things that were better in the 80s. So, Mr Brown, let Dave take us back there!