Thursday, 17 November 2011

Charley Says 'Why We Need A Welfare State' 1948

A public information film from 1948 explaining why the welfare state is important:

Sometimes surreal, but basically brilliant. The auto-transcribed subtitles aren't that much worse than the subtitles on live telly like the news. Though I'm sure the state was handing out "maternity grants" rather than "maternity bras."

Via Benefit Scrounging Scum.


  1. Nice little film - shame about all the historical inaccuracies (cavemen running from dinosaurs?).

  2. I did mention the surreality...

  3. I think it was the mourning geese that did it for me... ROFL