From Chris Snowdon:
In New Zealand, a group of ‘public health doctors’ have formed an organisation called Fizz which is seeking the outright prohibition of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs).
I’m looking forward to all these new prohibitions.
It’s been us smokers who have been the guinea pigs on which most of the experimentation has been done. Now it’s everybody else’s turn to get the same treatment.
Maybe some of them will at last start to notice their freedoms being taken away?
Or maybe they won’t?
I’ll be delighted to see wine bottle labels covered in pictures of bloated livers, and vomit, and car crash victims. And chocolate boxes coated with images of super-obesity. And meat products wrapped in bloody images of cattle being slaughtered.
I won’t feel quite so much on my own.
But as demand for more or less everything dries up, and everyone stays home and stops spending, I reckon the economy will completely collapse.
And maybe that’s what they want too?