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Food police: Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP)

A happy Labour voter(left) follow the latest tractor production stats and make sure that he doesn't waste food.

Here we go again, as if there were not enough non jobs adding to the council tax bills.

Hat tip to Bastardoldholborn who mocks this wonderfully.
... a wonderful new job creation scheme is announced to a fanfare of ridicule.

8 "inspectors" are to be given a whole day of training and sent out to go door to door for 7 weeks on a massive hourly rate of £8.49, to train hard working families how to waste less food and eat more scraps. Their target is announced as 24,500 homes in this trial period.

That works out at 24,500 divided by 8 inspectors = 3,062.5 per inspector. 7 weeks gives each inspector a target of 437.5 homes per week. Working 7 days a week that's 62.5 homes per day. If they worked 24 hours a day that's 2.6 homes to train per hour, or 23 minutes per home.Fucking good going, I'd say. But what can you teach someone in 23 minutes?

And will these super-human inspectors also have Police escorts? Because I can imagine the welcome they are going to get in some quarters!!
Seriously a waste of money to be fair. 

Look the vast majority of people know how much food they need of a week, know how to cook and even how to prepare said food. Even if like me they don't do as much cooking as they should.

Yep in these times of company closures HM Govt thinks its all fine to spunk your money away on food nannery:
The door-to-door campaign, which starts tomorrow, will be funded by the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP), a Government agency charged with reducing household waste.
The officials will be called "food champions". However, they were dismissed last night as "food police" by critics who called the scheme an example of "excessive government nannying".
Peter Ainsworth, the shadow environment secretary, said: "You might have thought, at a time of economic hardship, that spending public money on stating the obvious is hardly a priority. With household budgets under pressure, most people are looking to spend wisely and waste less anyway."

Matthew Elliott, chief executive of the TaxPayers' Alliance said: "This is a prime example of excessive Government nannying, and a waste of public money and resources. In the grip of a recession, the last thing people need is someone bossing them about in their own kitchen.

"Worse still, the money for this scheme will come directly out of taxpayers' pockets, at a time when they need every penny to weather the financial storm."

Even funnier is they claim that waste food adds to global warming, then print off thousands of booklets for people and claim that the carbon footprint of the leaflets is justifiable - a case of the ends justifying the means - despite no real evidence of food adding to global warming.

New Labour a huge "gold standard cock-up", amoral, corrupt and evil to the core. Run by nomenklatura supporting a leader out of touch with reality.


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