Thursday, August 14, 2008

Accurate Propaganda in the War on Fat

I interrupt my self-imposed silence to bring you this important public service announcement - the BBC has posted something almost accurate on its web-news:
Obesity 'equal to terror threat'

The threat to Britain and the NHS from rising obesity is as grave as that posed by terrorism, a top expert says.
I said almost, because Comrade Professor Hunter then goes on to suggest 'ministers should be taking "bold action" now'. Apart from the ridiculous conceit that the current bunch of Gordo's finger-puppets are capable of doing anything bolder than "exactly what Nanny tells them", the reason that the threats to this nation from obesity and terrorism are equal is that they are both minimal (as far as the "nation" and, in fact, the vast majority of its denizens are concerned.)
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