Call to tighten junk food advert rules after obesity link sown – the Guardian

Surely, it’s no surprise that advertising makes children more likely to purchase junk food? This article in the Guardian misses the point. The food and drink giants, with effective lobbying, are very powerful in influencing government policy. It’s worth mentioning that there’s a raft of effective legislation protecting consumers in the EU. It’s time for the mainstream media to start reporting the wider obesity story? Thoughts?

Opinion – Theresa May Expels Russian Diplomats. But Now Comes the Hard Part – NYT

Here’s a very good article article from the NYT. It contrasts completely to the viewpoint presented by the Russian newspaper, Tass. The NYT article makes the point that Theresa May‘s strong language is out of alignment with her weak political position both domestically and internationally. It speculates that there’s limited international support for further sanctions against Russia. May is struggling to deal with UK domestic challenges with all her energies diverted to Brexit and her own political survival. Presumably, Russia will retaliate after the presidential elections – this could well include accusing Theresa May of meddling in the Russian election? Thoughts?