The final part of a mini-series of three articles on obesity policy for ConservativeHome this week.
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Robert Halfon: Delivering social justice means feeding children properly. We’re not doing so – and we must.
The Government’s own calculations of welfare payments do not cost in the provision of a healthy diet.
From supermarkets and sugar taxes to surgery, there are a broad range of options at the Prime Minister’s disposal to get Britain’s weight under control.
Given the prospect of a second wave of Coronavirus, the UK needs radical solutions.
I qualified as a personal trainer to train people in my spare time. The greatest challenge is breaking down the barriers people face to getting fit and healthy.
It isn’t justification enough that obesity exacerbates the virus if any realistic timeline for slimming the nation is longer than the pandemic.
Sam Robinson: How can the UK pay off its Coronavirus bill? A carbon tax and reformed wealth taxes would help.
The Government has to generate revenue quickly, but austerity and spending cuts are not viable options.
The Neoliberal Manifesto, a joint project between the Adam Smith Institute and 1828, champions an approach based on freedom, markets and choice.
In the absence of counter-arguments, we can’t really be sure what the public thinks about state action on unhealthy lifestyles.
Mark Stockwell: The plastics ban. It may go down well at middle-class dinner parties. But it won’t tackle the real environmental issues.
The Government should resist Defra’s enthusiasm for bans and emphasise public education, plus the enforcement of existing anti-littering laws, instead.
Andrew Selous: Our belief in free markets does not mean that we will fail to call out abuse where we see it
A commitment to social justice has always been at the heart of conservatism. Now we need to do more to support families, health and relationships.
None of these qualities necessarily stop you wanting things, knowing what you enjoy, and being able to weigh up how to decide.
James Frayne: To contest big state ideas, small state conservatives need to get to grips with the detail
They must also rediscover the interests of the consumer – and be better at engaging working class voters on social issues.
Which taxes should Tories cut? 3) Julian Jessop: Reduce sin taxes and property taxes to give the economy a fillip
The final article in our series argues that while the primary focus should be deficit reduction, there may yet be room to make life a bit easier, particularly for the poorest.
Our mini-series this week revealed points of broad consensus and points of approaching conflict on the centre right in terms of how the tax burden is distributed.