Tuesday, October 06, 2015
Prats of The Week - Brighton and Hove Council
This time it is awarded for the particularly daft idea to have a "voluntary" sugar tax.
Loyal readers will recall that St Jamie of Oliver was prattling on about such nonsense in his eateries a wee while ago.
Brighton council, never one's to miss an opportunity to follow advice from a celebrity, has called upon food and drink shops in Brighton to impose a 10p surcharge on all sugary soft beverages, with the proceeds to be put into a children’s health and food education trust.
Tom Scanlon, Brighton and Hove director of public health, encouraged residents to join in the debate on social media using the hashtag #SugarSmartCity.
Apart from the fact that it is not the role of the state to tell us what we may or may not eat, the "tax" is bollocks:
1 It is voluntary, hence it will not be applied by every eatery.
2 Where will the extra money raised really go?
3 Sugar is in all manner of foods and drinks, why is this only targeting soft drinks?
4 Nanny hates sugar, salt, fat, cholesterol etc. Let her get away with this bollocks, and she will be taxing all foods eventually.
Brighton and Hove council, well deserving Prats of The Week!
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