Following, not leading: politicians and public opinion on action to support better health
Earlier this month, I interviewed Wes Streeting, the Shadow Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, at The King ' s Fund Annual Conference. One of the topics was the recent decision by the government to delay the ban on buy one get one free offers, and the Labour Party ' s support of this delay. It ' s a move that has dismayed many because the evidence of both the scale of the obesity crisis and the impact that the ban could have is so clear. Wes said that politicians care about what the public think and if the public don ' t want the ban, it ' s right to delay.