Governments. You can’t live with them…

May 5, 2008

and you’re really not supposed to depose them in bloody military uprisings. Well, not too often anyway.

Still, some days it’s a struggle not to form a cell and foment revolution.

This is one of those days.

And I quote:

The threat of a nuclear attack on the UK in the 1950s caused concern over the supply of tea, top-secret documents which have now been released reveal.

D’you know, I was wondering how we’d get on for a cuppa once we’d all been fried, boiled, broiled, blasted, nuked, irradiated, disemboweled by flying debris and had our skins blister in quite an annoying fashion. Even tea drinkers such as myself, who has been known to make two cups – one for now and one for soon, soon my precious – probably had several other priorities in mind ahead of drinking tea come the Apocalypse.

Bet they spent quite a tidy sum of quids on the research too.

Come the revolution…


One Response to “Governments. You can’t live with them…”

  1. Mysterious Dave Mather Says:

    Did anyone consider how they were going to keep supplies of fresh milk reaching the irradiated centres of London, Glasgow, and Birmingham? ‘Cause for some blistered survivors, tea wouldn’t have been tea without milk.

    And then 1950s Britain would have crumbled into chaos, as people said, “We’d put the kettle on, but there’s no milk…”

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