Read Original: Tenfold increase in childhood and adolescent obesity in four decades: new study by Imperial College London and WHO – WHO

English: These children, playing in a public s...

English: These children, playing in a public space, vary in their proportion of body fat. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Read the original press release from WHO about tenfold increase in childhood and adolescent obesity. The article rightly blames food marketing policies over the last four decades.

Source: Tenfold increase in childhood and adolescent obesity in four decades: new study by Imperial College London and WHO – WHO

But the food and drink lobby have powerful friends, so governments are unlikely to take effective action – and its a political reality that voters are getting fatter so why upset them? The mainstream media will present to evidence with their own spin, leading to more fake news and little effective action about growing obesity.

Sadly, I fear that many of the obese youngsters, victims of aggressive food marketing, will graduate to addiction and early death. It’s like choosing your poison – in Russia it might be vodka but in North America it seems that opioid abuse is in vogue.

So when will the food giants be held to account?

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Opinion – U.K. Thinks Barnier Bluffing on No Brexit Deal for Banks – Bloomburg Politics


The problem with Theresa May thinking that Barnier's bluffing, is twofold: (1) May's team are the weaker negotiators;  and (2) the UK has the weakest hand. The conclusion is that May's too weak to bluff effectively in return. The Bloomburg Politics article is worth a read.

Source: U.K. Thinks Barnier Bluffing on No Brexit Deal for Banks – Bloomburg Politics

I’m still expecting one of two extreme Brexit outcomes: (1) A very hard Brexit; or (2) a very soft Brexit.

The Conservatives look like they’ll impale themselves on Brexit, with very unpopular terms and lose the next election, ushering into the UK’s first Marxist Government. But Tony Blair is again challenging Labour for being too weak on Brexit. It’s understandable that Labour’s trying to keep its powder dry but the powder may soon pass the expiry date. Perhaps the UK will avoid a Marxist government but with another Conservative government, post Brexit, expect a massive ramp up in austerity and further cut back in public services. Tony Blair’s international think tank is a must read for summarizing the prevailing evidence.

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