Dept of Health seeks volunteers for public abuse and beatings
March 20, 2009 Leave a comment
This is just farking amazing… via Ambush Predator:
Public health “mentors” will be enlisted by the NHS to offer ‘on the spot’ advice in their local neighbourhood when they see people smoking, eating or drinking too much.
The Government hopes that the volunteers will help to get across its messages on healthy living in a new and influential way but the plans have been criticised as evidence of the creeping ‘nanny state’.
You berks – this isn’t a ‘creeping nanny state’ it’s a ‘rampaging bully state’.
A spokesman for the Department of Health said that it was hoped that mentors would spread the word among “people they come in contact with on a daily basis, including their friends and neighbours, and also be able to point them to NHS services, such as smoking cessation services”.
Ministers are concerned that some people are turned off by its traditional methods of advising on public health, including large-scale advertising drives such as the recent £75 million Change4Life campaign.
But critics warned that the public was increasingly being “nannied” over their health. The latest example of this was a nursery in Essex where toddlers were told to badger their parents to stop smoking.
And this is amazing too:
The same NHS trust has also been accused of using taxpayers’ money to bribe pregnant women into giving up cigarettes, offering them £100 if they stop smoking.
And here comes the smug righteous shitbag from the fake charity dedicated to shaving a little of our independence and contentment away every single day.
Martin Dockerell, from Action on Smoking and Health (ASH), the anti-smoking charity, said: “If you get the mentoring scheme right and if you manage to turn things around so it seems that healthy behaviour is not abnormal then that can be very powerful.
And head of post, Al Jolson:
Mr Johnson said that while employers could offer incentives to help people be more active “there will always be some people who will be immune to these opportunities, because they don’t see exercise as something they do, or because the messages they get from their peers are more influential”.
Immune? Is that what you call us? Well I suppose it’s better than medicalising us with ODD.
I’m off work next week and intended to spend the majority of the time on my bicycle or on the golf course. INstead, I’m going to get a hundred-weight of sausages from Costco and stay in until I’ve eaten them all. After every sausage, I will smoke 10 cigarettes and drink a half bottle of gin.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. To Blair, Brown, Johnson, Harman, Jowell, Squirrel, Cameron, Fletcher-Dervish, Lansley and all the rest of them:
JUST FUCK OFF AND LEAVE ME ALONE