Britain has become one of Europe's filthiest nations, its city streets a jungle of garbage and graffiti, the government-funded Royal Fine Arts Commission said in a report Wednesday.

"London is filthy, worse than comparable cities in mainland Europe," says the report, which blames the problem on a growing lack of personal discipline."The same is true of Britain as a whole, as children chuck away sweet (candy) wrappers and ice lolly wrappings, and adults calmly wind down car windows and dispatch empty cans as well as squashed paper packets as they speed to their presumably well-kept homes or places of work," it says.

The author, commission urban affairs specialist Judy Hillman, said that although the report, entitled "A New Look for London," concentrates on the capital, the problems affect all of Britain.