‘Unhealthy’ multibuys targeted in new obesity crackdown – Telegraph

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What scientists call “Overweight” changes with our knowledge of human health (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This is a MUST READ article from the Telegraph.

‘Unhealthy’ multibuys targeted in new obesity crackdown – Telegraph.

Reading the article carefully, one gets a very clear impression that the Government’s response to the UK obesity crisis is totally inadequate. For me, it demonstrates, once again, that the Department of Health and its political leaders, are completely out of their depth in dealing with the UK’s national healthcare crisis.

When will Prime Minister, David Cameron, face up to the heathcare crisis?

Any thoughts?

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Lord Mandelson warns HS2 will be an ‘expensive mistake’ | UK news | The Guardian

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This is an amazing, MUST READ, article in the Guardian. Check it out!

Lord Mandelson warns HS2 will be an ‘expensive mistake’ | UK news | The Guardian.

Lord Mandelson, former Labour, Business Secretary, is the latest, high-profile advocate of the scrapping of the HS2 rail program. The project is already billions over budget, even before construction has been started. Amazingly, there was not a proper business case that looked effectively at the opportunity cost of alternative major development programs and their social benefits.

With the UK in a self-imposed crisis because of David Cameron‘s excessive austerity, the IMF, as well as many prominent economists, have called for the UK to seriously increase infrastructure investment. Unfortunately, based upon HS2, it is evident, once again, that the Government is unable to manage effectively major investment programs; this is a long-standing problem highlighted by the Public Accounts Committee many, many times.

Part of the cause of the problem is as follows:

  • Too much political meddling in major projects and dependence upon cronies
  • Too much dependence upon consultants from major consulting practices
  • Ineffective governance
  • Inadequate deployment of expert, independent consultants
  • Because of austerity, the most capable and talented people are looking to careers outside the Public Sector or overseas

Any thoughts?

 

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