don’t do as I do, do as I say
eat algae instead of traditional roast beef
Here in roast beef and Yorkshire pudding scoffing England, where a salad is something you feed to your pet rabbit, the woke government has come up with the brilliant idea that they should stop us from consuming so much sugar and salt. So; the gluttonous, obtuse, lazy, deceitful, slothful, self-important, public school and Oxford educated Prime Minister Boris Johnson asked one of his old school chums to write a report justifying a new set of taxes on fat people.
The fat and self-important, Old Etonian Henry Dimbleby was appointed Government Food Advisor. His National Food Strategy calls for a new tax of £6 a kilo on salt and £3 a kilo on sugar, (a kilo is 2.2 lbs in real money). Lots of sugar and salt go into snacks, canned food, cakes, bread, biscuits, cookies, pizzas, prepared meals, burgers, candy, and junk food. (Coincidentally Dimbleby owns the ultra woke incredibly green Leon fast food chain, which serves unhealthy very expensive very fashionable crap.)
These new taxes would cost the average English family an extra £250 a year on food. For example, I don’t eat Nutella, but if I did a jar would go up from about £4.75 to about £6.00. FFS!
A couple of fat Dimbleby’s other ideas are that we poor should eat algae-based foods and that exercise is a waste of time.
Unsurprisingly these ideas have not attracted much approval ~ in fact the popular press has been condemnatory in their derision.
Unsurprisingly fat Boris has distanced himself from the whole mess.
For the time being the idea of taxing the less well-off for wanting to eat tasty food has been kicked into the long grass.
But, given this left-liberal government’s rabid desire to interfere in the lives of everybody, I expect all of these taxes and regulations to sneak back by stealth. In the not too distant future.
no salt please, we’re English