The Sunday Telegraph reported on the FREER social freedom essay collection, and quoted Liz Truss’s essay at length:
‘Britain is suffering from an outbreak of “neo-Puritanism” over food and drink, under which people are being treated like machines, a Cabinet minister has warned.
Liz Truss, the Chief Secretary to the Treasury, criticised officials seeking to “command and control” the public with a “nannying tendency” that seeks to regulate or ban unhealthy products in order to reduce obesity.
In comments that appear at odds with the Government’s own plans to tackle obesity, Ms Truss, the second in command at the Treasury, said: “I don’t believe grown adults want their money spent telling them what to eat.”
Ms Truss’s intervention is contained within a collection of essays due to be published on Tuesday by Freer […] ‘