In Holyrood on Monday, Alex Cole-Hamilton asked the Scottish Government whether it plans to introduce the National Child Measurement Programme in Scotland, which was introduced in England in 2005, in order to tackle childhood obesity? Is he daft or just deliberately provocative? England’s attempts to reduce obesity are failing! Why on earth would we copy their 14-year-old unsuccessful plan when ours are already succeeding?
Does nobody in the Opposition Parties / MSM Alliance read reliable, peer-reviewed research? No. See this:
From the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, reported in the Independent on 26th May 2018:
‘Under current trends it is predicted that 11 per cent of the population in Wales will be morbidly obese in 2035, roughly 340,000 adults, while Scotland is likely to plateau at about 5 per cent and England will rise to about 8 per cent.’
The researchers offered a surprisingly clear, confident and simple explanation for the significantly slower growth in Scotland – Scottish Government policy initiatives and resource allocation:
‘The government put a massive push on developing a route map for how we can actually combat this. They put together resources from the NHS that were proving to be effective. They did put a lot of work into it.’
As recently as March 2019, Tavish Scott suggested we copy another FAILED English scheme on student teacher recruitment:
How good is the English system? It’s not good at all:
Is the Scottish system working? See:
Words fail me. Lack of brains or big blinkers fail them.