God bless them, the British always manage to inadvertently serve as an object lesson to us here in The Colonies. Whenever we are faced with the ever eager leftist-socialist brigade trying to encroach further upon our liberties we need only look across the pond for inspiration.
British politicians forever desire to become more of the nanny-staters than they already are, so they rarely relent. Meet Tom Watson, the UK’s version of Michael Bloomberg, who endeavors to vanquish the scourge of our planet. No, not The Floss dance, but sugary drinks.
I have written to Coca Cola calling on them to stop handing-out free full-sugar Cokes to children. The nation's health cannot afford these kind of flagrant marketing stunts.https://t.co/nkNtQA5gnF
— Tom Watson (@tom_watson) December 18, 2018
You have to enjoy the term, “flagrant marketing stunt”, as if that is a unique concept. Coke has been doing an annual holiday tour of England for decades. Their lit up trucks roll into town and hand out free cans of their products.
Watson is known for being on something of a crusade against sweetened beverages, evidenced by some of the language he employs. “I donâ€™t think itâ€™s too strong to say that coke is poisoning our children with the sugar in their products.”
Now who would think that declaring sugar is “poison” is too strong of a stance?! Reasonable, that’s what it is! As reasonable as a politician working to ban soft drinks, at least!
Not all see the same target as Watson, however.
Too far Tom. Let people decide what they drink.
— Gary Greenwood (@greengrass1980) December 18, 2018
Britain – the country of freedom…as long as you donâ€™t eat, drink, think, say or do anything we deem as being wrong!
— Bez (@jbez85) December 18, 2018
Why canâ€™t people be able to have a choice instead of being told what they can & canâ€™t eat or do.
— CF (@CEFcarol8) December 18, 2018
Because then the Tom Watsons of the world would not be as needed nor control as much power? (Just spitballin’ here…)
Shouldn't it be down to the parents to decide?
— Becca (@LadyAelfgifu) December 18, 2018
And put Tom out of work? You are so callous!
But there have been other voters not particularly impressed with the focus of their politician.
Good man Tom. Thatâ€™s Labour on top of the big issues of the day.
— brendanbelfast (@brendanbelfast) December 18, 2018
I wish you would just go back to binge eating and go away with your inane evangelising about sugar. As far as diabetes goes I am a lot more concerned about no insulin from the Netherlands post Hard Brexit and no manufacturers in the UK than the sodding Coke truck.
— Duncan ShipleyDalton (@BaronVonDuncs) December 18, 2018
Kinda with you @tom_watson but isnâ€™t there something a teensyweensy more pressing happening the moment? No? Ok, carry on.
— bobbybobbob (@gerbiltweet) December 18, 2018
— Cornish Druid ðŸ’š #FBPE #revokeA50ðŸ‡ªðŸ‡º (@20mphFalmouth) December 18, 2018
Yes tom because is what you should be focusing on a free bottle of coke vs the shitshow that is your ego manic of a leader that is as culpable as destroying your country as the maybot and her bunch of racist pompous bell ends – well done Tom your amazing great leadership
— Flash Wilson (@Realflashwilson) December 18, 2018
— Nick (@NMB1978) December 18, 2018
Its Christmas and in the words of Pink Floyd (as adapted)
"Hey! Tom! Leave those kids alone
All in all it's just a can of coke that's all"
— Clive Smith (@CliveSmith3000) December 18, 2018
The way the British leaders want to save their constituents from themselves before long they will become immortal! (Oh wait, do they have term limits there???)