The Ever-Growing Arms of the Nanny State
Andy Mayer quoted in The Telegraph
Christopher Snowdon quoted in Guido Fawkes
“When it’s a choice between addressing the cost of living and appeasing the ‘public health’ lobby, there is only ever one winner.
“The latest edition of the Nanny State Index, published today, finds the UK moving up one place in the league table of shame, from 12th to 11th…We have some of the highest alcohol taxes and our only saving grace is that we are relatively tolerant towards vapers.
“Liberalisation is as rare as hen’s teeth. Everything is moving in the direction of more state control of people’s private lives.
“There is no correlation between nanny state measures and life expectancy…All the nanny state does is keep us poorer and more miserable than we would be if we were left to our own devices.”
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