IEA - Public Health England is taking one-size-fits-all health policy to new depths
IEA reacts to Public Health England’s plans to cut calorie consumption
Commenting on Public Health England’s plans to cut calorie consumption, Christopher Snowdon, Head of Lifestyle Economics at the Institute of Economic Affairs, said:
“The nanny state zealots at Public Health England have lost the plot. The only way companies can realistically meet these targets is by shrinking their products. We have already seen this happen with chocolate bars and other sugary treats. Now the Great British Rip Off is being extended to everything else.
“If people want to go on a diet there are plenty of diet products to choose from, but millions of us do not want or need to start dieting. The 74 per cent of us who are not obese do not want our food degraded. Public Health England is taking one-size-fits-all health policy to new depths.
“Even a half-mad Soviet commissar, drunk on power and vodka, would not issue an edict like this. Public Health England should be shut down before it can do any more damage.”
Notes to editors
For media enquiries please contact Stephanie Lis, Director of Communications: firstname.lastname@example.org or 0207 799 8909 or 07766 221 268
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.
Latest News from
IPPR - May and Johnson’s Brexit Deals compared: A harder deal, less alignment and more barriers to trade18/10/2019 15:15:00
IPPR analysis finds Johnson’s deal points to harder Brexit than May’s
IFG - Government cannot afford to support business in a no-deal Brexit17/10/2019 13:35:00
If the UK leaves the EU without a deal, the government will not be able to support all affected industries, argues a new report by the Institute for Government. Against a backdrop of steeply deteriorating public finances, the government will be forced into impossible choices about which businesses and industries to save. Without clear principles, the fight over subsidies will be swamped by politics.
NIESR monthly CPI Tracker: Inflation unchanged after fuel price falls17/10/2019 13:10:00
According to figures released yesterday by the ONS, consumer price index inflation remained unchanged at 1.7 per cent in the year to September 2019.
Civitas - Social democracy faces extinction without a new high-growth economic strategy – John Mills17/10/2019 12:35:00
The centre-left faces ‘extinction’ unless it can break free of neoliberal economic dogma and find a way to credibly deliver significantly higher rates of growth in the years ahead, a new book by the businessman and Labour donor John Mills warns.
IFG - No-deal Brexit would be high-stakes gamble with the Union17/10/2019 11:35:00
A no-deal Brexit would be highly controversial in all three devolved nations and increase risks to the Union itself, argues a new report by the Institute for Government.
The King's Fund responds to the Care Quality Commission's State of care report17/10/2019 10:35:00
Sally Warren, Director of Policy at The King’s Fund commented on the new State of care report from the Care Quality Commission (CQC)
Civitas - Muslims targeted for supporting counter-extremism initiatives – new report17/10/2019 09:35:00
Liberal Muslims working on counter-terrorism and counter-extremism are routinely subjected to abuse and intimidation, a new Civitas study shows.
NIESR Monthly Wage Tracker: Labour market weathering an increasingly difficult economic environment16/10/2019 11:25:00
Labour market weathering an increasingly difficult economic environment.
JRF - Politicians need to step up and deliver for people on low incomes15/10/2019 14:35:00
The Joseph Rowntree Foundation has called for real action in the November budget, as the Government presented the first Queen’s Speech in over two years, which JRF says failed to address the concerns of low-income voters