Tuesday 21 November 2023

Shock Horror!

Allow me to translate from this 'Guardianese': 'Companies sell stuff people want to buy.'

The figures prompted a coalition of health, medical and children’s organisations to demand an urgent crackdown on “the irresponsible behaviour of health-harming industries”.
The NuPuritans in full cry, once more. Christmas must be nearly here!
The manufacturers were making vast profits by bombarding consumers with marketing and deliberately obstructing efforts by the government to restrict their activities, such as seeking to discredit scientific evidence of harm.

You can only 'discredit science' with proof. If your proof is better than theirs, we'd listen. That's how science works.  

The report was drawn up by health organisations and the economics consultancy Landman Economics. It is the first to estimate exactly how much money people in Britain are spending on “risky consumption” of products that evidence shows are, or can be, bad for human health.

Which 'health organisations', exactly? 

The research was undertaken by the Obesity Health Alliance (OHA), Alcohol Health Alliance (AHA) and Action on Smoking and Health (Ash) in conjunction with Landman Economics.

Ah. The usual suspects, indeed... 


Stonyground said...

Imagine how much taxes could be reduced and the National Debt brought down if we ever got a sane government that defunded all these fake charities.

DiscoveredJoys said...

Let me see, on one hand we have businesses making us bad stuff for a few days jollity, and on the other hand we have killjoy charities exuding fake authority, droning on day after day after day about how far we fall from their vision of Utopia.

The bonfire of the QUANGOs (and fake charities) is well overdue.

JuliaM said...

"...if we ever got a sane government that defunded all these fake charities."

You have to imagine it, as it's so unlikely to ever happen!

"The bonfire of the QUANGOs (and fake charities) is well overdue."

I'm leaning more to 'nuclear explosion' now there's so many of them, a bonfire isn't enough...