Self reliance and independence has been replaced with nannying and control on the part of the state.
The Pub Curmudgeon has a bit on the latest menace that the righteous are annoyed about, apparently we need to guided now in our choice of chips:
The latest front to be opened up in the “war against obesity” is a campaign by the Food Standards Agency to encourage fish and chip shops to serve thicker chips, which absorb less fat and are thus supposedly healthier.
The FSA scheme will cover Cambridgeshire, Greater Manchester and Northern Ireland by the end of this month. Officials will visit 80 chip shops to examine how much fat is in their chips and offer advice.It is naïve, though, to believe that this change can be sneaked in without anyone noticing it. As always, the possibility of unintended consequences is ignored. If the chips are no longer to their liking, people are likely to forsake fish and chips in favour of other fast food options which may contain even more calories and fat.
If the pilot scheme is successful it will be rolled out across the country and last two years. Other small caterers including Indian and Chinese takeaways will be included.
Ye Gods, when will this nonsense ever end? Before long the state will be guiding us and checking that are taking a shit in the correct and approved manner.