Saturday, March 06, 2004


In his post of Feb 11th, Snowball has an interesting suggestion about the "war on obesity". He sees it as a scheme to win public acceptance for a new tax -- a sales tax on food. Knowing how much the Left want to tax us more, that does rather add up:

It doesn't take a genius to work out what the current flurry of media activity is about when you see programs slagging off Atkins, obesity and suggesting legislating on school diet. No UK government could survive voluntarily putting taxes on food and I am sure that they will be true to their word in not "submitting" to EU dictates to force HMG to put VAT on food. However.... what would happen if the public demanded taxes on food eh?. Smell a "media rat" yet?

(For non-Brits, HMG is Her Majesty's Government and VAT is Value Added Tax)

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