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Banning food adverts is nanny statism to the extreme



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Commenting on the Labour Party’s promise to ban advertising of junk food before the 9pm watershed, Chris Snowdon, Head of Lifestyle Economics at the Institute of Economic Affairs said:

“Under this puritanical proposal, the majority of food adverts would be banned at Christmas time. Cheese, nuts and chocolates would be treated as X-rated items. Christmas puddings could not be shown before the watershed. This is the world the food fanatics want us to live in. Bah humbug, indeed.”

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