The tyranny of ‘health by stealth’

Mark Littlewood joins Snowdon and Slater to discuss the latest nanny-state news.

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On the latest episode of Last Orders, spiked’s nanny-state podcast, Chris Snowdon and Tom Slater are joined by Mark Littlewood, director-general of the IEA. They discuss the government’s mad plan to cut our calories, America’s moral panic over vaping, and Britain’s ban on sexist adverts.

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jessica christon

13th September 2019 at 10:21 pm

I just want to know what the thumbnail is!

Ven Oods

13th September 2019 at 2:23 pm

Just as with education, it’s going to take a long time to reverse these foods consumption trends. Vastly overweight people prefer sitting to standing, so the notion that it’ll be easy weaning them off calorie-dense junk food, so they can stand up in a kitchen and cook healthy meals from scratch, is likely to be frustrated.

A Game

12th September 2019 at 8:27 pm

As long as everyone knows to stop buying the altered products. To buy things to ‘support” the food companies will encourage the status quo.
Stop buying them, those businesses, obviously, are going to start going down hill fast. It gets bad enough (factories and stores closing, supply drying up due to a lack of demand) the food companies will have to get their Lobbyists out of moth balls.
When non sensical social justice totalitarianism smashes into the wall of capitalism… I wonder who will win?

Secondly, its completely irresponsible to decide that aspartame by the bucket is actually good for you. People should look up what’s in it and how it goes through the body. And how it morphs into other things as a chemical reaction. Oh, and its also known for its laxative effect. Productivity goes down because everyone is slim but can’t get off the dunny to do their job.
Lawsuits galore in 20 years.

Dominic Straiton

12th September 2019 at 8:12 pm

Nudge – push- shove- beat – shoot.

Dominic Straiton

12th September 2019 at 8:25 pm

Its always the same people doing the first and the last

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