Kerry McCarthy Labour MP for Bristol East
Last week in Parliament, I asked about the Government’s recent U-turns on measures to tackle obesity.
The Government has now broken its repeated promises to limit junk food advertisements and ban promotions on unhealthy foods. It seems the Prime Minister’s personal crusade against obesity has lasted about as long as one of his Partygate excuses.
The Government’s record on this issue is so poor that former Conservative Leader, William Hague, described this decision as “intellectually, shallow, politically weak and morally reprehensive”. Although the Secretary of State did not agree with this assessment when I read that quote out to him, I suspect the majority of the public will.