Speaking to the BBC, [former regional director of public health, Professor Gabriel Scally] said: "I don't think anyone in this country actually thinks that the food industry are the right people to decide what we should be eating."Listen, you goggle-eyed closet Trot, food companies don't decide what we should be eating ... we do.
Some of the foodstuffs referred to by Andy Burnham have been on the market successfully for over 60 years. If we didn't choose to buy them, they would have ceased to exist long ago. Yet again, a professional finger-wagger attempts to pretend a policy isn't an attack on consumers and freedom of choice when it most definitely is.
Once that misdirection and spin is taken out of the equation, I reckon the public would overwhelmingly think that the person who buys the food should have far more say in deciding what they eat than some blinkered, hyperbole-spouting career politician from Liverpool.