Obesity strategy

KitKat-loving MPs consume £250k in snacks

After surviving his Covid scare in spring 2020, Boris Johnson was positively evangelical about the importance of weight loss. Launching a campaign to cut Britain’s obesity rates in July that year, the Prime Minister told the country that he was ‘way overweight’ when he was hospitalised, backing a war on waistlines to cut the number of Britons entering intensive care units. Two years on though, Johnson seemed to have cooled on the idea somewhat. Last month, as he battled to save his embattled premiership, he was reported to be considering whether to drop plans to ban ‘buy one, get one free’ deals on junk food, and other anti-obesity measures. Perhaps