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Do we now have a winter 'silly season' too?


Quickbeam

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Aitchbee

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Compulsory cookery classes might be more beneficial for the majority of obese people, who might only eat 'fast food' and would perhaps find it strange or a struggle to peel and boil a potato, without supervision.

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bumpkin

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It is silly, I don't think people deliberately become obese and where do you draw the line with this sort of thing, force feed the underweight?

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AroundAgain

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Sorry, Forum Member, but I have to disagree. In this article from BBC website, it clearly says that obese that don't comply with prescribed exercise/gym WILL have benefits docked.

As there are a number of other reasons for someone being obese, I think there has to be a better way to ENCOURAGE people to try to loose weight.

Obviously, this is a very complex issue ;)

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kad60

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Will they increase benefits to the anorexic or are they just stupid.!?

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Bing.alau

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I think we would all be healthier and wealthier if the government introduced rationing again along with conscription. None of us were fat during the war. Also, why do they/we use posh words like "obese" when they/we mean "Fat"?

P.S. This is a "Tongue In Cheek" production.

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bumpkin

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I think too much is given out in benefits anyway and some of it to the definitely undeserving. If you are a fat terrorist living in a million pound house my bet is you will be OK

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bumpkin

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Here is a new approach just as ridiculous. Those of us that smoke and drink cost the health service a fortune but pay in a fortune in taxes on tobacco and alcohol. So let's weigh everyone each year and if they are above the perfect weight they have to pay more national insurance. Also has the advantage of creating loads of jobs for bureaucrats.

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