The Food Standards Agency is planning to consult on whether such taxes would help make people eat healthier food.Well in a word, no. People like a treat and it will just punish those who enjoy the occasional glass of coke or sugar and e-number loaded bar of chocolate.
If imposed, the taxes would operate on the same principle as those on tobacco and drink to change behaviour and raise money.But it won't, it is just a stealth tax under the pretext of getting us healthy.
The most likely option would be to apply the so- called fat tax to processed foods, snacks and sugary drinks.
However, under one scenario, 17.5 per cent VAT might even be applied to full fat milk, butter and cheese to encourage a switch to products with less saturated fat.Anything for HM Govt to claw more of our hard earned cash and take a greater proportion of what we have.
Food is currently exempt from VAT.
The food watchdog believes the nation is overdosing on saturated fat, which is linked to clogged arteries, heart disease and premature death.When will this tedious government leave us alone, if fat bloated people wish to eat fat 24/7 it is their choice something that we all have in a so called free democratic society, this is their lifestyle choice as unhealthy as it may be; why then should the rest of us be taxed for those who lack the fucking willpower to eat better.
Maybe the fat bloated PM who waddles about, gasping like a fish out of water after walking ten yards and who even faked a picture of him jogging to project a healthy image should lead by example. Maybe then he would be less likely to get upset at cartoons showing him as a fat lump.
Who knows a healthier Gordon might even help with his self image and maybe improve the madmans sanity.