It was Emergency Order CBI341 that required everyone in the country aged between 16 and 60 to report to their local Polling Station and register for what the television adverts called ‘Operation TurnBack.’
According to the Order, anyone not prepared to do so would have their citizenship immediately ‘suspended’ and all income and property ‘pertaining to the individual and their family or families’ held ‘in permanent trust.’
Every hour on the hour groups of ‘ordinary’ men and women wearing blue overalls with #TurnBack stencilled on the breast pocket appeared on all available screens and enormous animated billboards that had been specially erected on every street corner.
‘It is time to take a stand,’ declared the theme tune. ‘Time to turn back Time.’
‘Operation TurnBack – Your TURN Now.’