Too much fromage

France needs a fat bastard tax:

The number of obese people in France, famed as the land of the slim, has doubled in the past 15 years to reach seven million, a new study has found.

Envied for somehow managing to eat great food and wine without putting on weight, the French are gradually falling foul of “Anglo-Saxon” couch potato and fast food culture, increasingly grazing between meals or in front of computer screens, the state-sponsored study by ObEpi-Roche found.

They may still officially be among Europe’s thinnest people but the average French person has put on more than half a stone since 1997 to weigh in at 11 stone 6lbs. That means that 15 per cent of the French population is now obese and 32.3 per cent overweight.

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story.  And when he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet.   Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet, and as a result he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him.  But you can’t ignore him.