Is Red Meat The Next Freedom Lost?

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West Midlands MEP, Bill Etheridge said moves to tax red meat would be a big mis-steak.

According to the BBC, the study suggests a tax of 14% on red meat and 79% of processed meat.

This would mean the price of a 227g Tesco Sirloin Steak would increase from £3.80 to £4.33
and a 1lb pack of pork sausages would increase from about £1.50 to £2.69.

Christopher Snowdon, of the Institute for Economic Affairs (IEA), said taxes on food was “the next battleground for the nanny state”.

Bill Etheridge MEP, the Libertarian Party UK Deputy Chairman said “A lot of people would beef about this.

“Imagine the new price of a full English breakfast. Joking apart, the poor of this country rely heavily on processed meat and it is they who will suffer most under this plan.

Our freedoms are being eroded one by one. People talk about the nanny state, but this is an authoritarian dictatorship

“It’s not a case of stopping people eating processed meat, it’ll be a tax that stops people eating per se.”

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