While the Daily Mail would like you to believe that the 1970s was the nadir of human civilization, the Bay City Rollers would like to tell them to ‘Bye Bye Baby & Shove It Up Yer Jacksie’. In fact, the 1970s are so confident that they can eclipse 2019, they are happy to put the Wombles in a cage fight with Peppa Pig.
So, when journalists talk about politicians dragging us back to the 70’s, ask yourself – do you prefer Bowie to Lil Pump, would you rather watch Morcombe & Wise or Corden & Horne? Said the late Oliver Postgate: ‘When Bagpuss told you to go to sleep, you went to sleep, you didn’t spend all night sexting your school friends on Twitface’.
Remarked one mulleted, bell-bottom wearing, Led Zeppelin groupie: ‘Oh yes, woe is us, with our workers’ rights, home ownership and jobs that pay a living wage. We had the only good Star Wars movie. We had Swap Shop, while you’ve got Brexit negotiations. We might not have had seat belts, but we didn’t crash our economy. We may have been obsessed with Space Hoppers but at least we didn’t elect one as our Prime Minister’.