Telegraph: Dire obesity statistics prove that to ‘protect the NHS’ we must avoid another lockdown at all costs
We are in the midst of not one, but two pandemics – Covid and obesity – which both have the potential to do serious, lasting damage to our civil liberties. The only viable long-term solution is to learn to live with both.
Taxing sugar and salt will make the poor poorer and have no effect on obesity.
Henry Dimbleby’s National Food Strategy’s key policy recommendations are new taxes on sugary and salty foods and a system whereby vegetables are provided by the NHS on prescription.
Interventionist measures like these have always comprehensively failed and will continue to do so.
The Canadian public health regulator says it is examining Britain’s junk food ad ban and is committed to implementing something similar in Canada.
Mail+: Boris Johnson lost weight without a nanny-state salt tax – so why is he now backing this assault on the poor?
Sugar taxes do more harm than good – and a salt tax wouldn’t be any better.
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