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.
joined Phil Williams on Times Radio to discuss Henry Dimbleby’s National Food Strategy report and proposals to tax sugar and salt.
The Canadian public health regulator says it is examining Britain’s junk food ad ban and is committed to implementing something similar in Canada.
Sugar taxes do more harm than good – and a salt tax wouldn’t be any better.
We desperately need backbench Tory MPs to stand up against the consensus forming between the government and opposition that rampant interventionism is the best way forward.
There is a gaping need for a strong collective of voices speaking up for personal freedoms. We urgently need a Civil Liberties Research Group.
America should learn from Britain’s mistakes – taxes and regulations aren’t the solution to the obesity crisis.
America: Learn from Britain’s mistakes. Obesity is the next pandemic, but new punitive regulations are not the way to confront it.