Actress Joanna Lumley Calls For Return Of Rationing To Tackle Climate Change

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Joanna Lumley has called for a return to wartime rationing to help tackle climate change in the UK.

The British actress, well known for her role as Patsy Stone on Absolutely Fabulous, said radical legislation was needed to save the planet, including the reintroduction of rationing like that imposed during the Second World War.

“These are tough times and I think there’s got to be legislation,” Lumley said according to The Times.

She added “That was how the war was, stuff was rationed, and at some stage I think we might have to go back to some kind of system of rationing, where you’re given a certain number of points and it’s up to you how to spend them, whether it’s buying a bottle of whisky or flying in an aeroplane”

Breitbart reports: The actress is not the first to suggest climate credits, with then-Labour Environment Secretary David Miliband suggesting a rationing scheme in 2006, telling The Guardian at the time that, within five years, Britons could each have a carbon “credit card” which they have to swipe every time they pay an energy utility bill, buy petrol, or book a flight.

Lumley made the remarks ahead of the COP26 climate summit which begins on Sunday in Glasgow, Scotland.

Lumley’s comments have not gone down well

Listen to Katie Hopkins sum up what many have been thinking:

But then maybe this is not so surprising seeing the company Lumley keeps…