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David Cameron wants to look at imposing a ‘fat tax’ in a bid to tackle Britain’s obesity timebomb.

The Prime Minister revealed he was looking at following the example of Denmark, which has imposed a surcharge on foods that contain more than 2.3 per cent saturated fat. The tax – being considered at a time of rampant food price inflation – could see 25p added to the price of a pack of butter, and 8p on to the cost of a packet of crisps. Although no details have been worked out, the levy would target high-fat products such as butter, milk, cheese, pizza, meat, oil and processed food.

As some readers know, I am vegan so NONE of this affects me personally. But even the most economically illiterate out there must work out what it will do to food manufacturers, to inflation, to our economy.

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6 thoughts on “FAT TAX – UPDATE…

  1. Who cares what it does to the economy, its people before profit to use the name of Eamonn McCann’s outfit –

    Is this from the party conference? No reference to Theresa May and catgate? tisk what a farce

  2. I have to agree with David Vance on this. I am not sure that adding to the tax burden is what we really need at the moment.

    While I am not opposed to using tax to encourage or discourage behaviour, I don’t think now is the time to do it.

  3. The Prime Minister revealed he was looking at following the example of Denmark …

    I doubt he’s looking at anything, it’s the misanthropes at the sinister World Health Organisation who are doing the looking.

    Many different countries don’t each independently decide on the same smoking restrictions at the same time, the WHO did that. It’s the same with alcohol taxes.

    Glorious, necessary and tasty fat is the enemy of the day. Then it’ll be back to booze and smoking and vitamins as before. The WHO is the enemy of liberty behind it, not mere puppets like Cameron.

  4. “I don’t think now is the time to do it.”

    Theres never a good time to impose a tax on anything..however the food industry is guilty of misleading the public. Some of those health foods and dietary fads are nothing but scams, it needs regulated badly.

    Now is the time to do it when people don’t have the money to buy as much as before the tax will push thme toward healthier choices.

  5. When we were young we were fed a diet of bread and beef dripping, liberally sprinled with salt, chips, bread and jam, chips, pease pudding and faggots, chips, bacon, soda bread and chips.
    I could still climb a tree faster than Johnny Weismueller’s pal Cheeta, and even today my blood pressure reads 110/60.
    That’s some unhealthy life style..

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