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Just when it seems that the bulldog spirit has been crushed beyond all recognition by Tony Blair’s relentless nannying there’s, um, heartwarming news like this:

“Consumers have responded to the Government’s healthy-eating message by stuffing themselves with cake, swilled down with plenty of alcohol. In apparent defiance of warnings about obesity, sales of the sticky confections jumped nearly 5 per cent last year. Shoppers also spent more on chocolate, biscuits, fats and yoghurts. The annual survey of top brands, in The Grocer magazine, also showed sales of lager and wine had soared.”



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