Crumpet Kills!

No, not that, crumpets:

Diets high in salt and fat are attributed to people developing strokes and heart disease, two of the leading causes of death in the UK.

Of the 27 crumpets included in the survey, over a quarter (26pc) were found to exceed the maximum salt target for 2017 which means crumpets must not contain more than 1.25g salt per 100g.

And how in buggery did we end up with a polity in which we have official targets for the recipes of crumpets?

How long before we’re trying to regulate the sugar content of paving stones?

19 comments on “Crumpet Kills!

  1. “Diets high in salt and fat are attributed to people developing strokes and heart disease, two of the leading causes of death in the UK”

    Whereas the consumption of neither will guarantee immortality.

    The number one cause of death is time and age. Yet none of these cunts want to finance research into real anti-aging measures. They are more interested in pseudo-puritanism. For others of course.

  2. How long before we’re trying to regulate the sugar content of paving stones?

    Don’t give ‘um bloody ideas!

  3. I don’t mind official targets. Yes, there’s some money wasted as Jocasta and her friends are paid to write press releases, but it gives them the illusion of doing something; while the rest of us can just ignore them.

  4. Total absurdity, but these people actually have power over you.

    Still, if we vote Conservative at the next election we might get a government which does something to get rid of them.

  5. Perhaps someone with a mathematical bent could plot articles of this type against articles predicting the strain on, and collapse of, the Welfare State because of the ever increasing longevity of people in the UK, and the resulting cost of social care?

  6. Of the 27 crumpets included in the survey, over a quarter (26pc) were found to exceed the maximum salt target for 2017 which means crumpets must not contain more than 1.25g salt per 100g.

    I never thought to test my Crumpet for salt. Although I do prefer the non-fat versions. On the whole I always thought that a lot of crumpet was good for my health even if they play silly buggers with my heart.

    I think this is definitely a case where the government should keep out of my relationship with as much crumpet as I like – and can reasonably afford.

    27 of them, though, might be a challenge at my age.

  7. So three quarters DO meet the target. Brilliant. Job done. Just a bit of education and then consumers can make their informed choice. Congratulations to those dedicated professionals who have just made themselves redundant.

    What? They’re not? Oh.

  8. ‘Of the 27 crumpets included in the survey, over a quarter (26pc) were found to exceed the maximum salt target for 2017’

    My God that’s a lot of salt! How much is a year’s salt, anyway?

  9. “Diets high in salt and fat are attributed to people developing strokes and heart disease”: admire the English. Perhaps the journalist would do better writing in her mother tongue?

  10. Obviously this salt crusade, and anti-fat, is an attempt to ensure shape-shifting aliens are able to hide more easily on Earth*.

    *https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smith_and_Jones_(Doctor_Who)

  11. Diets high in salt and fat are attributed to people developing strokes and heart disease

    Does this mean that if you have a stroke or heart disease, you feel an urge to eat crumpets? Is this true?

  12. This all emanates pretty much entirely from well known obsessive, self promoting prodnose cnut Graham MacGregor.

    It’s well past time he received some instruction on reproduction and travel – and was stopped from dipping public funds.

  13. Dear Mr Worstall

    This is a prime example of tax injustice: moar taxes means more public servants, more rules, means more enforcers which needs moar taxes.

    Can’t think why anyone would think this is a good idea, unless they are lining their own pockets with moar taxes.

    Nice to see we have a few more crumpet-eating days before we are at risk of consuming too much salt and fat according to 2017 targets. I wonder what 2018 will bring? More targets?

    The only difference between government and organised crime is that one is illegal.

    When the criminals think of infiltrating government?

    Would we be able to tell when they have, or, indeed, that they haven’t already?

    DP

  14. ‘Of the 27 crumpets included in the survey, over a quarter (26pc) were found to exceed the maximum salt target for 2017’

    Failed to mention: “on the front of (almost) every pack is a graphic showing the RDA% of salt, fat etc per crumpet”

    What we need is for someone to invent an education system accessible to all in GB. Then all the children in GB will be taught to read, write & do arithmetic.

    Fortunately, I was taught these skills in backward Ulster, that unenlightened place which has the 11+ and Grammar schools

Leave a Reply

Name and email are required. Your email address will not be published.