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Breitbart London is reporting from the Daily Mail that the Labour Party wants to tell you how to eat and drink:

Leaked documents obtained by The Mail on Sunday show the Labour leader is proposing sweeping new laws to force people to live healthier lives if he wins next year’s General Election. They include banning cheap beer and wine, flying in the face of Mr Miliband’s campaign to cut the cost of living.

And it will mean tough new curbs on food and drinks firms, television and sport – which would lose £300 million from the outlawing of alcohol sponsorship.


The Labour health blueprint includes:

  • A total ban on the current £300 million sports sponsorship by drinks firms.

  • Minimum alcohol price to stop ‘pre-loading’ by young drinkers.

  • Banning supermarkets from selling drinks near the door, or sweets at the tills.

  • New laws to curb the amount of sugar, fat and salt in food aimed at children – and a 9pm watershed  for TV adverts for unhealthy products that might appeal to youngsters.

  • Lottery cash to build skateboard parks.

  • Aiming to get half the population to take regular exercise within ten years.

  • A goal that children born from next year will be the ‘first smoke free generation’.

Ban cheap beer?  And they call the Republicans the Stupid Party!  🙂  That ought to create millions of Farage Labourites.  But the Tories might not be much better:

David Cameron scrapped plans last year for a 40p minimum unit price for alcohol after claims that it would hit the poor hardest. But Mr Miliband will force it through if he becomes Prime Minister.

And UKIP Leader Nigel Farage, who has been known to have a pint in a pub now and then, ought to immediately go after these proposals.  They have potential to raise millions of Farage Labourites.  It might be 1980 all over again.  Reagan practically won the election before I got home from the polling station I worked at.

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

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