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PHC conference - Aseem Malhotra

Discussion in 'Low-carb Diet Forum' started by ianf0ster, Nov 12, 2019.

  1. ianf0ster

    ianf0ster Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I think this mainly Q & A session is very good indeed.


    Don't be put off by the other guest being Tom Watson, he mainly stays unpolitical - as much as the audience will allow.
    But gives valuable insights into :

    What influences politicians
    How much politicians are misinformed and must rely on so-called experts
    Limitations on Government policy regarding Nutrition and food.
     
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    Goonergal Type 2 · Moderator
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    jjraak Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Good post, @ianf0ster

    5:40 nailed it for me .

    loved the "I Am NEO " quote in the food aisles...

    Perhaps he isn't alone
    maybe we ALL are NEO now. :D
     
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  4. Listlad

    Listlad Prediabetes · BANNED

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    Nice video. Thanks.

    “You gotta find your own equilibrium” says Tom.

    It’s a shame the man is stepping down.
     
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  5. ianf0ster

    ianf0ster Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    If I understand it correctly, he is stepping down so he can focus on doing his part to solve :
    1. The T2D epidemic
    2. The Obesity epidemic
    3. Help reduce the NHS burden through the 2 items above.

    In which case I say - More power to him!
     
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    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    Maybe we'll see him around here a bit more..

    Then again to go from prospective Minister for Health to a "campaigner" would seem to be a bit of a step down influence wise... maybe he's got a book out... oh wait....
     
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    Listlad Prediabetes · BANNED

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    Okay good. I didn’t know that was the reason. I thought it was at least partly to do with recent events between him and the party.
     
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    ianf0ster Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    As Deputy Leader, rather than Shadow minister for Healthy, he was unlikely to ever become Minister for Health.
    Sometimes there is more influence by taking a cross-party position on things rather than being forced to knock the opponents position even when you agree with it !
     
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    Sorry I was sure I had read somewhere that he was shadow health but it would seem I was wrong.. mea culpa.
    Apologies to Jonathon Ashworth (whoever he may be).
     
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