Monday, 18 January 2010
Incidentally, Mr Kolvekar's comments were issued by KTB, a public relations company that works for Unilever, the maker of Flora margarine, a non-butter spread. So absolutely no conflict there. However, into the fray comes Saint Jamie of Oliver, who has issued a statement through his spokesman (another one who thinks he’s the Pope) criticising the butter ban and saying he doesn't like the whole kind of food police, we must ban everything, point of view. Absolutely right, Jamie! Well said.
However, could this be the same Jamie who criticised parents who feed their children "junk", describing some youngsters' diets as a crime? Is this the same Jamie who claimed 70 per cent of packed lunches given to schoolchildren were "disgraceful" and he would like to see them banned? Is this the same Jamie who also called for a ban on junk food advertising for children and spearheaded a campaign that removed chocolate, crisps and fizzy drinks from school vending machines? It is?
Jamie isn’t stupid, is he? Jamie’s sniffed the air of public opinion, like a gazelle scenting a leopard on the breeze, and has decided that the public is getting a wee bit pissed off with people like Mr Kolvekar. They’re sick of being hectored and bossed around by the nanny state and would like to see an end to this bansturbation that we see all around us. Nice one, Jamie.
PS: Thanks to The Devil’s Kitchen for pointing out yet another case of rank hypocrisy.