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Food Rationing - should it be introduced?

What do we think about re-introducing wartime food rationing?

Created By on 26/03/2020

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27th Mar 2020 10:33:32
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I definitely think it should be, or perhaps as in Italy, only certain areas should be allowed to shop on certain days of the week. I too live in a rural area and am struggling to find the basics.
14th Apr 2020 04:21:24
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I think that rationing will take too long to set up- Better that shops try to ration shoppers.
As it is i am unable to get an on-line delivery with two of my usual supermarkets. Fortunately i have an neighbour who says they can help me.
2nd Apr 2020 21:01:21
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Amazon are incredible. I had to take my 91 year old dad to the doctors and he needed specialised bandages. None in the local pharmacy but 2 days later Amazon delivered ...what an amazing service!
26th Mar 2020 21:44:39 (Last activity: 26th Mar 2020 23:48:13)
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Having lived with Food Rationing I don't think we are there yet,if stores limit the number of items any one person can take should be enough. I am worried that Delivery Services are overwhelmed and cannot cope. Iceland and Co-op will not deliver to my Postcode although they go to a friend about 1/2 a mile away. Asda can't get through to, Tesco no slots for two weeks. We are OK for the present and were brought milk and bread today, but it might need the army to set up deliveries to rural/out of town residents before too long don't you think?
Response from Wilf made on 26th Mar 2020 23:48:13
I don't think we need rationing yet but I do agree the army should be bought in en mass to help with deliveries of food and essentials. That is a really good idea and I am sure would have full public support.
26th Mar 2020 16:28:13
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The way some people are acting (and don't even talk to me about Sainsburys' so-called concern for old people), I thin rationing is going to be inevitable. It'll take ages to set up, though (printing ration books and whatever) and, in the meantime, some elderly/infirm people are going to go hungry. Not everyone is known to social services and not everyone has family/friends of the right age to help. It's got to get worse before it gets better (sorry to be a misery) and I hope the government already has some kind of fair division of food in progress.
Sally - Silversurfer's Editor
26th Mar 2020 13:24:52
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Hi Lionel again - I have just posted a Speakers Corner as well which I will share on out Facebook Page tomorrow - keep your good ideas coming 🙂
Sally - Silversurfer's Editor
26th Mar 2020 13:04:33
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Great question Lionel! I will also see if I can do a Speakers Corner on it later ... will be very interesting to hear people's views ... what do you think?

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