Lifestyle Economics

More grilling needed for celebrity chefs


In the Media

Mark Littlewood writes in The Times

In the Media

Prof. Len Shackleton appears on GB News and talkTV

Christopher Snowdon writes in The Spectator

IEA Head of Lifestyle Economics Christopher Snowdon has written in The Spectator criticising the obsequious treatment of Jamie Oliver by the media.

Christopher wrote:

“The point is that he would be the first to describe himself an activist and yet he is never asked the questions that activists, let alone politicians, are asked. He gets the celebrity interview when he should be getting the political interview. He has never been hauled up on the facts. He has never been given a grilling.”

“Even the most blatantly false claims went unchallenged. It is not true, for example, that baby food is ‘totally unregulated’. Nor is it true that the sugar tax ‘created more choice’. At one point, Oliver even asserted – without rebuke – that the £300 million a year cost of the sugar tax is ‘not passed onto consumers’.”

Christopher’s full article can be read here.