Less than 24 hours on and vested interests were already calling for the same for supermarket food as well.
Campaign spokesman Charlie Powell said: "The food industry wants to be part of the solution but altogether refuses to admit that it's a big part of the problem.How do you defend yourself from that, Cameron? Well, you can't. Especially seeing as you gave them the perfect answer to any protest.
"And it's to the government's disgrace that the food industry is actually helping to set government health policy. I think we should look at what's happening on the alcohol network and actually the government have decided that the way to go is actually to mandate companies in terms of their pricing."
Because, as you say yourself, applying a minimum price is perfectly benign.
This isn’t about stopping responsibleWhich is definitely needed in the case of calories, according to your grey-faced pen-pushers.
drinkingeating, adding burdens on business or some new kind of stealth tax – it’s about fast immediate action where universal change is needed.
The Department of Health says England has one of Europe's highest obesity rates and that consuming too many calories is the root of the problem.And remember this?
Ministers claim the policy will not lead to higher supermarket profits since they will be expected to put any extra profits they make towards lowering the price of other goods.No point engaging industry then, is it Dave? Just get on with the minimum calorie pricing. It won't hurt business, it addresses a problem you have identified as urgent, and will be bloody brilliant since other foods will become cheaper.
What's not to like? Time to stop fannying around, doncha think?
There's no fool like and air-brushed, politically-inept one, eh?