Wartime Values Will Save Us!

Dean Nicholas
By Dean Nicholas Last edited 109 months ago
Wartime Values Will Save Us!

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A survey by the Energy Saving Council has revealed that seven out of ten Londoners think a return to "wartime values" would help us cut down on waste. Of 1,570 adults from across the nation, more than half questioned would consider a return to rationing, shared bathwater and "personal daily allowances", while 92% of those who lived through the War believe modern Britain is more wasteful. While reducing waste is important, there's really no excuse for such austerity chic: we suggest a read through David Kynaston's sobering Austerity Britain: 1945-51 — which recalls a time of poverty, political apathy, malnourishment and a total lack of community spirit — before people start taking the ration book out of the attic.

Last Updated 02 April 2009


While I'm all in favour of less rapacious consumerism, who are these people who would go back to rationing?!