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The BBC digs up another Marxist from the 'public health' racket to pass the buck. "Lean and emaciated"?! Do me a favour. Thread. /1
Local authorities get £3.5 billion to spend on public health. They are obliged to provide the important stuff, eg. children's services, but have considerable freedom to decide what to spend the rest of the cash on. /2
Do you think they spend it on:
(a) preparation for outbreaks of infectious disease?
(b) political pet projects and nanny state meddling?

If you guessed (b), congratulations! /3
Local authorities in the north-west set up and fund Give Up Loving Pop (GULP), a pressure group that campaigns on crucial public health issues such as keeping the Coca-Cola truck away at Christmas. /4 giveuplovingpop.org.uk/sharethesugarb…
In the northeast, seven local authorities are the sole funders of Balance NorthEast, a temperance pressure group whose contribution to tackling COVID-19 has been telling people not to stockpile alcohol. balancenortheast.co.uk/latest-news/do… /5
Birmingham council funds the Birmingham Food Council, a lunatic organisation that wants to ban sugar consumption in public and describes all food that is not VAT exempt as 'drug food'. birminghamfoodcouncil.org/2020/04/05/cov… /6
No sign of austerity for the people at the top of the pile, either. 7/ d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/taxpayersallia…
Scally himself has done rather well out of this gravy train over the years. 8/ liberal-vision.org/2013/05/14/pub…
£90 million of the public health budget goes on preparation for new infectious disease outbreaks. £220 million goes on futile efforts to tackle obesity. That is a political choice. Don't pretend money isn't available. /9
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