Now isn’t this a surprise?

Campaigners are calling for a ban on promotions and price cuts for “sharing bags” of chocolates which many children and adults eat by themselves, consuming as much as 20 teaspoons of sugar in one sitting and contributing to the obesity crisis.

The charity Action on Sugar is also calling for a 20% sugar tax on all confectionery, which it says is the second highest source of sugar in children’s diets after soft drinks.

They never do argue or anything else, do they?

12 comments on “Now isn’t this a surprise?

  1. “Graham MacGregor, professor of cardiovascular medicine at Queen Mary University of London …”

    I guess he found nannying adults a more rewarding job than being up to your elbows in someone’s chest cavity…

  2. Re-classify claiming that folk are morons who need to be controlled by the state as hatespeech to be punished by life-ruining fines . As well as the expense of the process-is-the-punishment routine..

    Effectively absolute free speech for everything EXCEPT cultural Marxist cant.

    It will give Plod something worthwhile to do with the wastes of time they call careers and everybody will be happy. Except the scum of the left who will gargle/dangle (gardangle?) by means of their own petard on a daily basis.

    Such a measure should see off shite like the Guardian altogether so there is an extra bonus.

  3. What are the daily guidelines for sugar in other countries? I would not be surprised that there would be a nice spread of guidelines across the world.

    Why trust British doctors over American doctors, Canadian doctors…….

  4. “I guess he found nannying adults a more rewarding job than being up to your elbows in someone’s chest cavity…”

    By that reasoning, proctologists should be over-represented in nannying campaigns….

  5. @Julia, his title suggests that he’s a physician not a surgeon. (His wikipedia entry suggests that he’s a puritanical twit.)

  6. So the next item says that housing benefit must be paid to tenants, not landlords, since they should manage their affairs themselves.

    But we can’t do that for sugar?

  7. ‘consuming as much as 20 teaspoons of sugar in one sitting and contributing to the obesity crisis.’

    There is no obesity crisis.

    20 teaspoons is about 340 calories, out of a daily diet of about 2000. Ce n’est rien.

  8. I say we subsidize sugar, hand out sweet crap for free, likewise all manner of drugs, especially opiates.

    What, don’t you believe in evolution?

    Those who cannot handle the bounty of civilization must be stopped from breeding.

  9. Tax campaigners. Do it for the children. Uhh . . . struggling children. We could use the money to cure cancer!

  10. We’ve already got a 20% tax on chocolate – it’s called VAT. We cold stop the subsidies to the beet growers of course, that would raise prices a little, but the major beneficiary of subsidies is the land owner and Action on Sugar is one of many organisations from TaxResearchLLP to the Labour Party that inexplicably loves to suck landowner cock, especially if it’s foreign.

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