We are being conned again

So there's going to be a sugar tax, eh? Why do we fall for the same old con every time?

The powers that be invent a problem – climate change, plastic bags and this time obesity – and the only way to solve the problem is, you guessed it, taxes!

If sugar in food and drink is such a problem, why not do something about it at the manufacturing stage and stop it being added in the first place? Because they can’t make money out of it.

We hear a lot about fat kids and see lots of shocking photos in the papers, but how many do you actually see in everyday life? It’s been completely overblown – classic fear tactics.

Give it a year or two, they’ll come up with something else that’s ‘harmful’ and we’ll be made to pay for it – and of course, we’ll fall for it like we do every single time.

Mark Lang