Insane

Fast food outlets will get tax cuts for putting salads on their menu, under Government plans to combat obesity.

Ministers on Tuesday backed measures which will see restaurants and cafes receive discounts on their business rates, if they offer healthy options.

So, everyone now serves the one single green salad. Bought in a sealed box, made by the supplier just and solely to be the business rate lowering offering.

Because of course people will fiddle with such rules.

25 comments on “Insane

  1. Amusing. So offering more food will make people thinner?
    They’re ignoring why most people choose a salad with a meal. It’s not an either/or decision. It’s because the fresh, crunchy flavour is a counter to high calorie blandness. Makes a meal more appetising. So the diner’s more likely to finish all the chips, rather than leave them on the plate.
    If they were the sort of people would choose a salad as an alternative to something else, they’re not going to be people with an obesity problem

  2. This is interesting:

    “The schemes will also see cut-price advertising for retailers offering healthy fare, improvements in nursery school foods and mosques asked to introduce lessons for children in exercise and nutrition.”

    Just mosques…?

  3. We’ve started serving salads in order to get reduced rates.

    And we’re a firm of accountants.

  4. You can view the ‘lack’ of fresh fruit and veg in inner city areas in two ways:

    1. It’s a systemic problem, possibly even a conspiracy if you are loony enough, to deprive poor and black people of decent food.

    2. People don’t bother buying it, so it isn’t offered for sale. People prefer to buy fried chicken, burgers, chips, whatever instead.

    The Left refuses to accept (2) so pushes (1) instead. Honestly, anyone with a barrow could make a fortune smuggling fresh veg into Camberwell for the starving masses. Why aren’t they?

  5. You should see the picture of Polly that we will use on the new DVD “Toss My Salad, Black Boy”.

  6. Every kebab I have ever had came with salad, so the ‘babbies are ahead of the game. Ditto Subway.

  7. “The schemes will also see cut-price advertising for retailers offering healthy fare, improvements in nursery school foods and mosques asked to introduce lessons for children in exercise and nutrition.

    Just mosques…? ”

    Ideal place. Mosques will be able to issue those little wheels with handles, so that the Faithful can exercise their backs while praying.

  8. One argument against referendums, esp the EU referendum, is that we are a representative democracy and politicians have more time to think about issues with better access to information.

    If this is the result I’m getting firmer on my desire that we become a direct democracy. These cnuts haven’t go a f*****g clue.

  9. And they’ve just rammed the amendment to the climate change bill without any grown ups being able to comment.

  10. This is the sort of idea Richard Murphy would come up with to “combat obesity”.

    You guys are well and truly fucked.

  11. I was going to say Dennis is having a field day, but just lately it’s more like a field month!

  12. Come on people!

    To actually qualify for the discounted rates a long and detailed report will have be submitted to HMRC detailing the provenance of ingredients – “fair trade” only of course.

    And don’t forget that the “cultural sensitivites” of the proscribed diversity of vibrant enrichers will have to have been accommodated, even if your cafe is in Berchtesgaden.

    The cultural appropriation clause is particularly important and the requisite prior permission will be required before certain ingredients can be used. Lettuce, for example. First cultivated in ancient Egypt. Ancient Egyptians were black which you all know perfectly well.

  13. David Cameron had a guy working on “nudge” programmes that aimed to get people to voluntarily do sensible things by marginally changing taxes and regulations to provide an incentive just enough for the benefit to the economy to significantlt outweigh the cost.
    Regrettably the guy who understood what he was doing followed Cameron out. [He was actually *good* at it: I heard him speak at *Cambridge* (than whose economists there is no further left apart from Genghis Khan) and he persuaded most of the audience.]
    I think that he might have made salads zero-rated so that the more salads sold the more of the central overheads became VAT-free: the current person is not insane, just not as bright.

  14. I was going to say Dennis is having a field day, but just lately it’s more like a field month!

    These days England amounts to little more than a large, very slow moving target for ridicule and scorn. If, at times, I seem to falter, it is because I am, at times, simply overwhelmed by the magnitude of the opportunity that presents itself.

  15. @john 77 June 25, 2019 at 4:20 pm

    Steve Hilton? He’s has a show on Fox News now.

    Re Salad

    Knowing Gov’t they will have to be PHE approved ingredients, quantities etc eg Broccoli & Kale salad

  16. @ Pcar
    No he wasn’t bald – but Steve Hilton is a great example of the immigrants we should welcome (OK he wasn’t born until a dozen years after his parents fled the Bolsheviks, but that shows that we need a long-term view). Dirt-poor Public School Boy with a scholarship goes to Oxford.

  17. In the 60’s in Finland alcohol law stated that a restaurant couldn’t sell beer unless they sold food too. So the same old dry mummified sandwich was brought to the table when a beer was ordered, then whisked away. Sometimes a foreigner would eat the sandwich by mistake.

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