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Lockdown should not lead to permanent infringements on liberty


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In an op-ed for The Spectator, IEA Head of Lifestyle Economics Christopher Snowdon has hit out at TV celebrity chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall for using lockdown as an excuse to campaign for nanny-state policies.

The celebrity chef has called for a ban on ‘junk food’ adverts on TV after watershed and a total ban on online ads. He also said in an interview that the government should use lockdown as an opportunity to ‘police’ peoples diets.

Christopher said that Fearnley-Whittingstall “sees authoritarian measures carried out during a crisis and spots an opportunity. Where others see a temporary expansion of state power as the lesser of two evils during a pandemic, Fearnley-Whittingstall sees ‘potential’“.

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