The Freedom Association responds to the Government's junk food ad ban

Commenting on the Government's proposals to ban junk food advertising, Andrew Allison, Head of Campaigns of The Freedom Association, said: 

"It is disappointing that Boris Johnson, who has always been regarded as a  libertarian on these issues, is proposing banning adverts for what the Government regards as unhealthy food.

"These measures will not work. Government interventions like this never do, but they will have unintended consequences. Those who work in the advertising industry and work for commercial broadcasters could lose their jobs as a result of reduced revenue.

"The Government should ditch these proposals before it's too late." 

ENDS

 

MEDIA CONTACT

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Andrew Allison
Head of Campaigns
Email: andrew@tfa.net
Tel: 07803 741104 

NOTE FOR EDITORS

The Freedom Association (TFA) is a non-partisan, centre-right, classically liberal pressure group. We believe in the freedom of the individual in all aspects of life to as great an extent as possible. As such, we seek to challenge all erosion of civil liberties and campaign in support of individual liberty, freedom of expression, and free markets. 

To find out more about The Freedom Association, visit our website: www.tfa.net 

 

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  • Adrian White
    commented 2020-08-22 04:46:44 +0100
    Modern advertising generally works. That is why firms pay a fortune for its services. For half a century or more firms have been persuading the public to eat unwholesome food, the advertisements being most successful with the most impressionable, the weakest and the stupidest.
    Freedom is a right of people not of corporations.