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Now they're banning the advertising of food they think is bad for us :rolleyes:.

Some posters here accuse anyone not supporting the BJ government of being a socialist, but this government is proving to be the most socialist and authoritarian "big government" that I can remember in my nearly three score years and ten. 

 

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Disgusts me any time anyone tries to defend or, worse still, deny that there's a big problem with the nanny state. A lack of individual responsibility (both self and to everyone and everything else) is a major problem within the UK and these cretins want to accelerate that.

Hint - it's not the food and the advertising that's the problem. It was just as easy to get the same food, and with more advertising for it around too, in the 80s. Look at photos from then though, rather fewer fat people around.

The only way decisions like this will get overturned these days though is if someone tries to claim it's "fatty shaming".

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39 minutes ago, Riedquat said:

Disgusts me any time anyone tries to defend or, worse still, deny that there's a big problem with the nanny state. A lack of individual responsibility (both self and to everyone and everything else) is a major problem within the UK and these cretins want to accelerate that.

Hint - it's not the food and the advertising that's the problem. It was just as easy to get the same food, and with more advertising for it around too, in the 80s. Look at photos from then though, rather fewer fat people around.

The only way decisions like this will get overturned these days though is if someone tries to claim it's "fatty shaming".

Food now is cheaper (accounting for inflation) than it was in the 80s. 

And as the industry mechanises further it could get cheaper still. 

Big Food is able to privatise the profit, and socialise the costs. There's no point expecting people to exercise restraint when we're brainwashed from birth to exist solely as consumers. In UK 2020, to consume is to exist. 

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On 27/07/2020 at 14:04, PeanutButter said:

Food now is cheaper (accounting for inflation) than it was in the 80s. 

And as the industry mechanises further it could get cheaper still. 

Big Food is able to privatise the profit, and socialise the costs. There's no point expecting people to exercise restraint when we're brainwashed from birth to exist solely as consumers. In UK 2020, to consume is to exist. 

 

Wouldn't a good dose coronavirus and some low grade ventilators put pay to the problem?

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