Boris Johnson ditches BOGOF deals

After years of dithering on the damaging effects of BOGOF (Buy One Get One Free) deals offered by supermarkets on sweets, snacks and junk food, the prime minister has caved in to pressure apparently from a small group of rebel MPs opposed to idea of a ban on such promotions. The Prime Minister had scrapped the idea along with the proposal for a 9pm watershed for TV advertising on sugary snacks, even though the government’s own research has shown BOGOFs simply encourage poor people to spend money they can’t afford on food will no nutritional value which are worsening the obesity epidemic.

Despite the fact the plan was included in the Queen’s Speech outlining forthcoming legislation, the government is now arguing that pushing back the idea for at least a year will help poor families deal with the cost of living crisis.

As reported by BBC news

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