Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Nanny Bans Fat
Oh dear, whilst the mice are away the pussy must play, or something like that anyway.
I see that during the NKB staff holiday in Barcelona, Nanny's chums in some "health lobby group" are pressing Nanny to tax fatty foods.
Fat is good!
1 Like the engine of the car, the human body needs lubrication for the blood to flow around its many organs etc. Fat is an ideal lubricant, thus enabling the blood to flow without hindrance or obstruction.
2 Many foods taste like shit if they are denuded of fat; eg sirloin steaks, pork, goose, foie gras, milk, butter, cheese etc.
3 Sensible balanced diets won't kill you, fat is an important part of sensible balanced diets.
4 Fat is an importamt source of calorific energy.
5 Fats are good for you; eg cheese, butter, milk.
6 I drank 3 pints of milk a day as a child...it did me no harm.
7 Taxing fat would mean that foods such as butter, milk and cheese (all good for you) would be priced out of some people's shopping baskets.
8 Taxing fat would be a regressive tax, adversely affecting the living standards of those less well off.
9 How about the carrot approach for once? Why not reduce the tax on non fat foods...if Nanny is so worried about our health?
10 Many MPs, doctors and other "health professionals" are unfit, overweight, substance abusers...who are they to tell us what we may or may not eat.
In short, Nanny can keep her hands off our fat!