1968: when Britain's Daily Mirror tried to overthrow Parliament

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11 Responses to “1968: when Britain's Daily Mirror tried to overthrow Parliament”

  1. awjt says:

    Where’s Oliver Cromwell when you need him?

  2. Richard_Kirk says:

    Before that, it was the ‘Daily Mail’…

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zinoviev_letter

  3. zweii says:

    Sounds like the plot of Tomorrow never dies. Real life Bond villian?

  4. dculberson says:

    Ohhh, so THAT’S what dour faced means.

  5. GreenJello says:

    who wanted to force the Labour government to slash the financial deficit.

    Sounds like the S&P here in the states.

  6. Wil St. Hill says:

    Strange…. I thought we usually put dynamite under parliament when we didn’t agree with it rather than doing complicated French things like coups. Mind you the ’60s was famous for some mind-boggling megalomaniacs…

  7. miasm says:

    If you’ve ever wondered how some upper-class English can get away with using the word ‘what’ to end a statement; look no further than this man’s face.

  8. Rusty Idols says:

    Actually this is even more blatantly part of the source material for the book and TV miniseries ‘A Very British Coup’. This story is a major plot element in it.

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