Unacceptable that we've now reached Summer Recess and the Childhood Obesity Strategy has still not been published.https://t.co/DOHAoMMoeY— Andrew Gwynne MP (@GwynneMP) July 21, 2016
So the Government publishes Childhood Obesity Strategy in summer recess when MPs can't question its lack of ambitionhttps://t.co/AhJjR08qAl— Andrew Gwynne MP (@GwynneMP) August 17, 2016
As predicted yesterday, the 'public health' racket are engaging in a massive fit of faux-outrage today as a result of the government not capitulating to all of their ridiculous demands. At least I hope it's faux-outrage. It certainly should be. The anti-sugar nuts have achieved more than they could possibly have dreamed of a year ago, as I say in my new post for Spectator Health. Do have a read of it.
The least surprising tweet of day came from Sarah Wollaston who is making the usual claims about big business dictating government policy (see also minimum pricing and plain packaging). If she has an allegation to make, perhaps she should make it explicit rather than use weasel words? It obviously hasn't occurred to her that Theresa May, unlike Wollaston, may actually be a conservative.
The government has given the fanatics their sugar tax and their 20 per cent sugar reduction pledge. They are still throwing their toys out of the pram and they always will. The lesson for the government is clear. These people moan whatever you do, so don't do anything for them in the future.