For some time now LegIron and other bloggers have warned that the smoking ban was only the beginning of the programme the Righteous have in mind for the population.
The smoking ban was tested in Scotland before it was applied throughout the UK. That was a strategy planned by Westminster and carried out by Jack McConnell, although he gets the credit for introducing it. He didn't introduce it, he piloted it here on instructions from his London masters.
Now it's the turn of Wales. Sugar is to be banned in all Welsh hospitals. The excuse is it has no nutritional SDHp benefit and poses a dental risk. NHS bosses have also been ordered to remove sugary coffee from all its vending machines. The guide lines from the Welsh Assembly recommend no junk food, including crisps and fizzy drinks in machines. Instead it suggests water and dried fruit should be sold.
Tea drinkers can opt for an artificial sweetener. An Assembly spokesman said:
“We are working to create an environment where it is easier for people to make healthy choices.”
There is no healthy choice. There's only one choice - take it or leave it. The Department of Health said it is unlikely to impose a ban in England. Note the careful wording. Similar statements were made about the smoking ban in England.
It's common knowledge sugar is beneficial to trauma and shock victims. Many people suffering these symptoms attend hospitals. More money for big pharma because if sugar is banned then chemical medication may be required. Will the Welsh protest? I can but hope. Would you like to know that NHS staff were banned from giving you a cup of strong, sugary tea when you were in shock?