Meet the Calorie Gestapo! UK Government to Bring Back Rationing

21st June 1946: Hungry housewives bring their ration books to London's Petticoat Lane Market during World War II on the first day of bread rationing. (Photo by Eric Harlow/Keystone/Getty Images)
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For the first time since wartime restrictions were finally lifted in 1954, the British government is planning a return to rationing.

This has nothing to do with food shortages caused by Hitler’s Germany but with a different kind of totalitarian menace: health and safety Nazis.

The lunatic plan emanates from a body of grotesquely overpaid bureaucrats called Public Health England (PHE).