In their latest attempt to stem the tide of British obesity, the national government is asking junk food producers to fund healthy living campaigns in return for a promise to not slap any taxes on fatty, sugary, salty, processed foods.
And in keeping with this new style of governance, the Prime Minister will also be asking London’s crack and crystal meth dealers to fund the nation’s “Say No to Drugs” programs in return for repealing the nation’s drug laws.
They may also looking into new funding arrangements with the tobacco industry, industrial polluters union #666 and NAMBLA.
Pardon me, but WTF
- Junk food producers make money by selling junk food.
- Junk food makes you fat.
- Fat people are great junk food customers.
- Healthy eaters are bad junk food customers.
- The aim of healthy living campaigns is to turn junk food eaters into healthy eaters
So, why would junk food producers want to fund successful anti-obesity / healthy living programs?
Answer: they wouldn’t.
But, they probably won’t mind spending a few million on ineffective programs if it means they can continue making billions selling crap food to the British public.
And for all those non-Brits out there, don’t think that your government wouldn’t sell you out just as quick.
BTW, you may have noticed that this story pissed me off.