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Today, @BorisJohnson has said that taxes on unhealthy foods should be reviewed citing a lack of evidence. The only such UK tax is the soft drinks industry levy, or #sugartax, so please let me take you through that 'lack of evidence'.

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Randomised-controlled trials show sugary drinks cause weight gain in children and adults. E.g.

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Sugary drinks are also associated with increased risk of diabetes, over and above any effect through weight gain. Over 10 years, they are estimated to directly cause 79,000 cases of diabetes in the UK, and 124,000 cases when including weight gain.

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The #GST Should Never have Been Applied To ANYTHING, it only exists bc over 30 years of #Privatization of Public Assets that produced Revenue, the Revenue has Disappeared,on top of TaxCuts for Corporations & the removal of tariffs which had the
double wammy of sending manufacturing,textile industry,car manufacturing either offshore,broke or closed
#GST need to be removed From Everything
Corporations DONT Pay GST only Consumers pay GST
Introduce a #SugarTax on ALL Processed Food/Drink 20% per teaspoon(5g)of price,source of revenue &Healthier Population,long term Lower Health Budget
Raise Corporations Tax,Any #ProfitShifting
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