Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Was Boris right?

Once again the press are ganging up on Boris Johnson.

It seems that speaking your mind when your views don't match those of the PC lobby is a dangerous game to play.

The BBC report:

He added: "I say let people eat what they like. Why shouldn't they push pies through the railings?".

The father-of-four, who is a Conservative spokesman on education, added: "I would ban sweets from school - but this pressure to bring in healthy food is too much."

He later said he stood by the comments but added that he did not want to personally criticise Mr Oliver who was a "national saint".

I really don't see what the controversy is all about. He was absolutely right. People should be free to eat as they wish. Just as they should be free to smoke, drink alcohol and in my view, take any other narcotic substance they so wish.

The problems start when the actions of the invidual are detrimental to others. This is what legislation is there for - to determine what is or is not acceptable to society. It may not always be perfect but it doesn't just exist to punish the guilty, its there to protect the freedoms we are entitled to.

This type of nannying must stop. Why does anyone give it credibility?

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