Don’t panic – or bang on the wall…

UK citizens who have had this document fall through their letter boxes in recent days may be struck by the familiarity of its graphic presentation and design. That stark, utilitarian use of camouflage colours and no-frills typography remind us of something – but what?

Of course! Anyone who received a KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON mug or mousemat for Christmas will recognise the austere wartime style. Seems like the spirit of 1940 is back – only this time noisy neighbours are the enemies at the gates. The garden gates, that is…

‘Your local authority, the police and social landlords all have strong and effective powers to deal with anti-social behaviour problems’ the leaflet advises. We think that ‘Social landlords’ are the ones wearing the white tin helmets with ASL painted on them.

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