Australian blogger One Salient Oversight has an interesting post on why petrol is currently so expensive around the world. More constructive, but less amusing, than the Onion’s graphic giving its own reasons for the high prices:
Then there’s Philip Zec’s famous cartoon from the Second World War, The Price of Petrol, which almost got the Daily Mirror closed down for sedition:
“The price of petrol has been increased by one penny” – Official.
For the full story of how the government campaign against the Mirror was led by none other than Peter Mandelson’s grandfather, Herbert Morrison, click here. Herbert Morrison, like his grandson, was a rather prickly character. When someone remarked that Morrison was his own worst enemy, his fellow Labour minister Ernest Bevin replied, “Not while I’m alive he ain’t”.