Theresa May accused of dishonesty over ‘dementia tax’ U-turn amid campaign disarray | The Independent

The Independent reports that a rattled Theresa May is facing damaging accusations of dishonesty after her humiliating U-turn on “dementia tax” left the Conservative election campaign in disarray.

Theresa May accused of dishonesty over ‘dementia tax’ U-turn amid campaign disarray | The Independent

The team that have been responsible for the fiasco over the ‘dementia tax’ are also going to negotiate ‘Brexit‘. Theresa May’s campaign has been simplistic, repeatedly echoing the same bland language and asking for the public to trust her judgement with Brexit. Now May is looking dishonest.

May still looks set to win but I wouldn’t bet on the size of her majority.

From the moment that May called the election, it was obvious that she risked a major wobble.

When May’s reelected, we can expect a few wobbles in the financial markets because she’ll constantly be firefighting.

The best hope is a major cabinet reshuffle after the election, promoting those with sound political and negotiating skills. May’s presidential style of leadership is weakening the UK.

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We must tackle the growing burden of obesity | OECD Insights Blog

Obesity rates in Canada and other OECD nations.

Obesity rates in Canada and other OECD nations. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: The logo of the Organisation for Econ...

English: The logo of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Picture of an Obese Teenager (146kg/322lb) wit...

Picture of an Obese Teenager (146kg/322lb) with Central Obesity, side view. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

With 1 in 6 children overweight or obese in OECD area, OECD explores how to tackle the growing burden of obesity.

We must tackle the growing burden of obesity | OECD Insights Blog

The OECD paper provides a number of links to the latest comprehensive research into the growth of obesity.

One area that the OECD recommends intervention is school meals. It’s significant that the UK Conservative Party Manifesto 2017 has ignored the OECD recommendations by slashing subsidized school lunches. The UK is cited as one of the countries with an obesity crisis. Why are the political classes too scared to tackle obesity?

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