UKIP’s Nigel Farage writes
So utterly devoid of real policy solutions, and so helplessly out of touch with what the British public are concerned about, the Labour Party are now turning their hands to banning what they call âhigh levels of fat, sugar, and saltâ in food. Apparently, they launched the policy at an event where they served sugary fruit juice, chocolate brioche, and buttery croissants. You couldnât make it up.
But beyond Labourâs rank hypocrisy and lack of focus on the key issues of the day, we have to acknowledge that before one vote has been cast in the General Election, Mr Miliband is already planning on a major resurgence of the nanny-state ideals that we saw flourish under Mr Blair and Mr Brown.
âChildren will need better protection from the pressures of modern living,â the Labour Shadow Health Secretary, Andy Burnham, has said. I agree, we shouldnât shovel sweets and fizzy drinks into the mouths of kids â but here I was thinking this was a matter for parents, rather than one for government.
Correct me if Iâm wrong, and Iâm sure Iâll be lectured on this by some interventionist âdo-gooderâ â but itâs not really for government to decide what is available to adults on supermarket shelves.
Unless you are the type of person to decide how sucky your vacuum cleaner should be, what type of light bulb you are allowed to use, or how nice your shower actual works (or not). Â The left of politics are a miserable lot, and they don’t trust anyone to make good decisions for themselves. Â Read more »