The Evening Standard carries a report that Anne Milton, a health minister, has suggested that cars should be banned from using roads on a Sunday in order to allow children to play outside and thus assist the fight against obeisity.
"On Sundays they close certain streets (in Colombia) so that everybody can play in them. That is an outstanding idea," she told MPs. " Before constituents email to complain about their streets closing, I should say that I accept it would not work everywhere."
I leave readers to comment on the illogicality of this proposal, suffice it to say this woman should perhaps be in a house for the insane, rather than a house for politicians. As with the majority of MPs, Anne Milton shows that attribute for which politicians are becoming renowned - that of not engaging brain prior to opening mouth.
Is it any wonder that obeisity is prevalent amongst children when physical activity is curtailed for health & safety reasons? Google "school sport banned for health & safety" and see reports where the sack race and three-legged races have been banned. It is years since I have seen schoolchildren out on cross-country runs, for example - an activity prevalent in my day.
Anne Milton remains astounded to discover thatpeople have probably had their daily allowance [of calories] just in a snack on the way to work. Seems to me it is about time that Guildford elected someone as their MP who bears some resemblance to a human being, especially where the possession of a brain is concerned.