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IEA - Banning food adverts is nanny statism to the extreme

IEA reacts to Labour Party's call for a ban on food adverts

Commenting on the Labour Party’s promise to ban advertising of junk food before the 9pm watershed, Chris Snowdon, Head of Lifestyle Economics at the Institute of Economic Affairs said:

“Under this puritanical proposal, the majority of food adverts would be banned at Christmas time. Cheese, nuts and chocolates would be treated as X-rated items. Christmas puddings could not be shown before the watershed. This is the world the food fanatics want us to live in. Bah humbug, indeed.”

Notes to editors

For media enquiries please contact Nerissa Chesterfield, Communications Officer: nchesterfield@iea.org.uk or 0207 799 8920 or 07791 290 268.

For more on the nanny state, see IEA research here.

The mission of the Institute of Economic Affairs is to improve understanding of the fundamental institutions of a free society by analysing and expounding the role of markets in solving economic and social problems and seeks to provide analysis in order to improve the public understanding of economics.

The IEA is a registered educational charity and independent of all political parties.

Original article link: https://iea.org.uk/media/banning-food-adverts-is-nanny-statism-to-the-extreme/

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