Thursday, 22 September 2011

Keep Calm And Carry On

UKK41 picks up on the story that the Keep Calm and Carry On poster, produced by the British government in 1939, has been granted an EU Community Trade Mark meaning only one company can use it:

When ‘KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON’ was used by the British Government in 1939, Britain was facing a possible invasion. Today, we are seeing the long arm of Europe encroaching on our national heritage again.

The EU has granted an EU Community Trade Mark to ‘KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON’ meaning that only one company may use the slogan for clothing, mugs, posters and other memorabilia. This could potentially put many companies out of business.

UKK41 is absolutely astounded and I concur.

*bangs head against table*


  1. It is the small things, this petty officious meddling, the sheer pernicious and micro-managing idiocy, why, why, why?
    It is mind boggling, I feel the black hatred rising again, better go for a walk.........
    A walk down, to a local T-shirt printer fellow, Keep Calm And Carry ON!


  2. Use the poster everywhere. Take it back to where it originated; that is, being conceived by people who we paid to do for us what we couldn't do alone. The poster is, if anything, a British heritage item that all true (blood affiliated) Brits own equally. The EU can, as usual, Eff Off.

  3. Thanks for flagging up TBF.

    I rushed my post this morning due to having to go to work.

    You have made a much better job than I.

    I personally think that there is more to this than meets the eye - KEEP CALM... has become a bit of a slogan for the British Constitutional Group and its Lawful Rebellion campaign - I smell a rat.