Wednesday, February 13, 2013

It Never Ends

So why do people call them 'Continuity New Labour' anyway?
The Coalition’s advisors on school food said head teachers should prevent pupils bringing their own lunches into school – and ban them from visiting fast food outlets – amid continuing fears over the state of children’s diets.
Nice, huh? The state can't say whether two parents are better than one, but it can tell you what your kids are allowed to eat. And then there's this:
It was claimed that the move would effectively force parents to pay for school dinners – allowing staff to spend more money upgrading kitchens and generating healthy canteen food.
Who said 'stealth tax'? Mind you, the whole idea of forcing people who don't want state-approved meals to pay for them anyway seems vaguely familiar somehow....
Speaking to The Sunday Times, Mr Dimbleby, son of the broadcaster David Dimbleby, said schools should consider banning packed lunches and requiring pupils to remain on site over lunch to drive up investment in school catering services.
Suddenly it all becomes clear. May as well just go the whole hog and call it a 'Food Licence Fee'. It's an interesting philosophical question though: which side of the debate has betrayed their roots most blatantly? The British left for allowing itself to be dominated by absurdly privledged rich brat snoborexics ranting at the 'scrubbers' (Copyright: J Oliver)? Or the right for even contemplating a national policy on lunch?

Funnily enough though, while the supposed threat of the 'obesity epidemic' is serious enough to justify these people stealing your money and your liberty, it never justifies doing anything that would inconvenience the teachoids.

5 comments:

JuliaM said...

The English Right is clearly going the way of the US Right - the Republicans - is trying desperately to appease the crocodile in an attempt to be eaten last...

Snowman said...

...when it/they should use their God-given right to kill the fucking thing.

North Northwester said...

Phew! I was beginning to wonder what we were going to do with all that spare money we had lying around and cluttering up the place...

Anonymous said...

One way to reduce obesity would be to make gyms etc VAT free.
I wonder why they have never tried that one!!!

Rob said...

I've said it before, but when the Left said that "the State has no place in the bedroom", few realised that instead of the obvious meaning that they rejected State interference in private behaviour, they were in fact merely restricting the State to the rest of the house, where it could run amok with the Left's blessing.