The Prime Minister has visited a biscuit factory on the same day as the Government’s junk food ban was introduced.
Boris Johnson has advertised his visit to a biscuit factory on the same day that the Government introduced legislation to ban junk food advertisements on television before 9PM at night.
Mr Johnson visited Fox’s Biscuit factory in Batley along with Conservative Party candidate Ryan Stephenson. The visit comes ahead of a by-election taking place in Batley & Spen next week on 1st July.
Mr Johnson wrote on Twitter:
“It was fantastic to visit @foxs_biscuits in Batley, I couldn’t resist getting stuck into a Jam’n’cream with our candidate @Stephenson_Ryan. He’ll work with me to secure more jobs, more police and more investment for Batley & Spen, so vote for Ryan on 1st July.”
However, the trip to the biscuit factory has been seen as ironic, considering the Government’s recent legislation. The Government is seeking to introduce a ban on TV adverts for food that contains high amounts of salt, fat and sugar.
The Prime Minister said on the new TV advert ban:
“I’m afraid we do have a national struggle with obesity, and we need to deal with it…
“Let’s get a grip on it. Sending out a signal in the way we treat advertising is entirely right.”
Biscuits are known to often contain high amounts of sugar.