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Eating makes you fat!

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Benn's Balti menu

Health police launch attack on food

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Yes folks Hilary Benn and Labour’s “health police ” are on the march again as the nanny state establishes a new “Healthy Food Code of Practice” that will ask all restaurants and fast food outlets to clearly label the amount of sugar and fat in unhealthy meals. Not only will they give manufacturers the excuse to score more profit by reducing the amount of crisps in the packet but they’ve even managed to link in the global warming crisis too – ingenious!

They’ll tell us to eat less meat, go vegetarian, and keep a slop bucket in the kitchen, we’ll start digging for victory campaigns in poorly used public parks and become a nation of turnip growers again.

All because Mr. Benn presumably thinks we are all thick and we don’t realise that eating makes us fat!

God save us from the nanny state.

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Written by curly

January 5, 2010 at 9:29 am

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  1. You obviously did not see last nights Channel 4 programme about overweight kids. You and I might know about healthy eating ( even if we might not always do it! ) but there are some who don’t. The food and confectionary industry has a vested interest in selling as many sweets, cakes, biscuits, crisps and take aways as possible. The taxpayer will be faced with an escalating health bill in years to come because of unhealthy eating. I want Government to do something rather than ignore the problem.

    I spy

    January 5, 2010 at 4:01 pm

    • It is our job as citizens, parents, educators, mentors, and teachers to “do something”, it is not the job of government to nanny people on what to eat, wear, how to exercise, what to photograph, how to throw out your rubbish, or anything else. The state needs to stay out of people’s lives as far as possible, the state, in extremis, should only be there to defend it’s citizens and uphold it’s laws. Half of the troubles we currently face are a direct result of this government constantly wanting to be seen to be “doing something”.

      curly

      January 6, 2010 at 10:37 pm

  2. Well I am sure that as responsible citizens we are doing something but it is the irresponsible ones that are the problem.
    What do you suggest teachers do about fat kids ( other than things that already happen like health and personal development lessons) …force them to do boot camp PE. Send them home with a note saying start feeding your child properly or we’ll send the social orkers round.
    As far as I can see the Government are not coming into people’s homes and confiscating the contents of their fridges and cupboards they are merely trying to raise awareness of what we eat. Same as when they started putting warnings on cigarette packets.

    I spy

    January 7, 2010 at 2:49 pm


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