Thursday, 12 March 2009

Just Two?

It was a ludicrous suggestion, and was quite rightly turned down by Scottish Doctors ... but by only TWO votes?

Scottish GPs have voted against a proposal for chocolate to be taxed in the same way as alcohol and cigarettes to tackle increasing levels of obesity.

Dr David Walker, a GP in Lanarkshire, warned that chocolate had lost its status as a "treat" and had become a harmful addition for some people.

However, his motion calling for a tax on chocolate was defeated by two votes at a BMA conference in Clydebank.

So the Daily Mash was 100% accurate about the medical profession.

... filled to the brim with arrogant, self-regarding pricks who think they own your body

Incredibly, although this particular initiative has been thrown out, disappointingly narrowly, the focus had already shifted. Chocolate is obviously too emotive and is causing a problem.

So let's go after sugar instead ... that way, we can tax absolutely bloody everything!

Professor Roger Corder of The London School of Medicine said Walker was concentrating on the wrong problem. "Targetting chocolate is misguided. If we targeted sugar, you'd capture all unhealthy foods," he told the BBC.

I've encountered a hell of a lot of illiberal shitsticks in my time but reading that tonight (on a French site, notice?) knocked me sideways. What's the collective noun for medical cunts? A cess-pit? A skip? A festering-culture-on-a-petrie-dish?

Just shut the fuck up and cure us when we are ill, please? That's your job. If you want to make laws, get your name on the fucking ballot paper. And don't use the money we pay you out of our taxes to fund your deposit, either.


Curmudgeon said...

"If we targeted sugar, you'd capture all unhealthy foods."

Sorry, I didn't think there was much sugar in pork pies. Loads of saturated fat, though.

Surely the only solution is to tax all food to a point where nobody can afford it.

That will solve the obesity problem once and for all.

timbone said...

I have just been watching a fascinating programme about Darwin. One of the subjects was eugenics. Betwwen 1920 and 1970 thousands of Americans were sterilised because they were feeble minded or some other genetic disorder. The Nazis first thing was to sterilise feeble minded, epyleptic, blind people etc. Get this. In 1912 there was an act of Parliament here in the UK to do the same thing, it was overturned, but one of it's supporters was a young MP called Winston Churchill.

So this idea of creating a pure human animal is not new, it is just that now it is stop people smoking tobacco, drinking alcohol and eating chocolate.

The Filthy Smoker said...

Let's not jump the gun. Maybe there were only two people at the conference.

Otherwise, we know that nearly half the Scottish medical profession need shooting.