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As is known, the NHS costs a fortune.
It is a noble and just thing and something we should proudly flaunt in the faces of every country on the planet. It has revolutionised this country leading to a longer-living population who rightly no longer fear the consequences contracting a serious illness and the grinding poverty that would inflict on not just themselves but also their families. The life-expectancy of someone in this country is higher than the two beacons of capitalism America and Hong Kong - which shows the effectiveness of socialised medicine.
But unfortunately something is causing it severe problems. Obesity.
It is true to say obesity is an affliction of wealth to such an extent that we in the west now live in an age where - for the first time in history - the poor are fatter than the rich along with the dramatic increase in Type 2 diabetes, heart disease and colon cancer that obesity entails. It is even recognised as a disability.
This obesity problem is spreading into eastern europe but not for much longer it seems. Hungary is about to vote in taxation on foodstuffs based on the sugar, salt and saturated fat content. This tax will go straight to it's health service and will come into effect from 01 September. (Now if I was clever I would be able to make up a million puns about Hungary and fat people. But I'm not so I won't)
I'll drink to that.