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Oct 10 2019

Sally Davies Proposes Bold Action to Change How British Eat

The self-indulgent softness that characterizes moonbattery has been reducing the British people to a race of flabby hamsters. No worries; more regulations from the totalitarian nanny state regime that is both a cause and an effect of the general pudginess will solve everything. Master of Trinity College Prof Dame Sally Davies, who was the UK’s Chief Medical Officer until the beginning of the month, has called for “bold action.” This of course means further draconian restrictions on basic liberties like the right to eat what you please without interference from domineering bureaucrats.

Her key proposals, via the Telegraph:

• Ban eating or drinking anything but plain water on all urban public transport

• Extend sugar tax on drinks to cover milkshake and flavoured coffees

• Consider new taxes on all unhealthy foods, if action is not taken to cut their sugar content

• Alternatively, put snacks in plain packaging, as has happened for cigarettes

• Overhaul VAT so all unhealthy fare is consistently covered, and healthy foods exempt

• Place a calorie cap on all meals sold in cafes and restaurants

• End any advertising or marketing of unhealthy products at sports or concerts

• Only sell low calorie food as such events

Barks Dame Sally:

“It is about changing the culture so snacking is no longer normalised. We need to make the bus, the train and the tube a safe place for children,” she said.

If the British government really wants to make public transport safe for children, maybe it should stop importing rampant knife crime from the Third World on such a massive scale.

Dame Sally continues:

“It is a mindless way to eat and seeing other people eating does prompt you to think about eating.”

Eating in front of other people must be forbidden. It might give them ideas.

Her review also says only low calorie food, and snacks low in salt, fat and sugar, should be offered at major sports events and concerts.

Incidentally, other experts are starting to admit that fatty foods are not necessarily bad for you after all. Who knows what else they have been wrong about?

Here’s the really scary part:

On Thursday Dame Sally said Government had a “moral responsibility” to act, instead of putting the food industry’s profits first.

Profit (i.e., running a functioning business by offering people what they want at a price they can afford) is immoral. Bureaucrats bossing us around moral.

The immortal words of C.S. Lewis come to mind once again:

Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience. - C. S. Lewis

On a tip from Steve T.

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