Obesity warning: fat cats’ pimps at work
SOLOMON HUGHES reveals how corporate lobbyists for the soft drinks industry have been peddling the line that the ‘sugar tax’ is bad for us at this year’s party conferences
ONE thing stands out very clearly from the party conference season. Most think tanks act as corporate lobbyists and those involved in them, or policy institutes, are supposedly dispassionate researchers in social policy, thinking hard about how to deal with difficult social problems.
Despite their lack of any real qualifications, think-tank wonks are all over the media, giving opinions on what the government should do.... read more
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