Tory MPs’ Ad Ban Hypocrisy
Boris proposing a junk food ban may well get his cabinet into a sticky situation. It was just a few months ago that the PM was posing with ‘Get Brexit Done’ doughnuts, and snapping pictures at fast food restaurants. Pictures which ran on the news before the watershed…
Guido has compiled an embarrassing list of these nannying ministers engaging in plenty of politician plugs for less than healthy food that should reasonably fall foul of the rumoured new guidelines. Or is it one rule for politicians and another rule for the rest of us?
- Boris plugging Junction 29 roadside cafe.
- Boris and John Penrose press releasing a visit Papa’s restaurant for second lunch of the day for fish and chips.
- Boris and Rish plugging Pizza Pilgrims
- Rishi praising Pret for their price cut following VAT cuts.
- Rishi visiting Wagamamas and delivers two Chicken Katsu curries (1,134 calories per serving).
- Rishi telling Sky News he’s fuelled by late night Nandos and Skittles.
- Rishi praising Fullers pubs.
- Brandon Lewis plugging the Regency Cafe.
- Lis Truss showing off her Blackpool fish and chips.
- Liz Truss plugging Bleeker Burger.
- Liz Truss promoting Downham Tandoori.
- Liz Truss advertising Worzals Bar and Grill.
- Liz Truss touring the Walkers Toffee factory and posing with a box.
- Matt Hancock and his famous stroopwaffles.
- Matt Hancock plugging Nine Jars coffee and cocktails.
- Helen Whately plugging the Shepherd Neame pub. She likes breweries too.
- Michael Gove advertising his “delicious venison burger” at The Inn at West End
- Michael Gove “supporting the fishing industry” by advertising fish and chips.
- Michael Gove advertising a ridiculous afternoon tea at the Rainbow Cafe in Camberley.
- Gavin Williamson “thoroughly recommending” pasties from Paul Bray & Son.
Outside of the ministerial ranks, Shailesh Vara won’t be able to advertise his Stilton any more, Alicia Kearns will not be able to promote her constituency’s Melton Mowbray pork pies, now Scott Mann and his Cornish pasties. Or they could just ditch this hypocritical nannying big state measure before it hits the statute books…
* This article was originally published by Guido Fawkes