|About the right portion size don't you think?|
But first about that obesity. They (the Council that is) start with a fib:
Health bosses estimate that about 225,000 adults in the Bradford district are overweight or obese...
Bradford's electorate - as good a proxy for adult population as you can get - is 340,000. Now while there are quite a few overweight people in the Bradford district, I don't believe for a second that two-thirds of the population are overweight. Yet that is what "health bosses estimate". Indeed the actual statistics (from five years ago) had levels at just over 20% for men and 23% for women. But let's make the statistics up - so much simpler than actually using the real figures.
It really is none of the Council's business. While we fretting about keeping old people's homes open, providing children's centres and much else of real value, we really shouldn't be spending scare resources nannying the population about its chubbiness and takeaways about their portion sizes.
I'm with Abbas Ahmed on this:
At Royal’s Balti Restaurant and Fast Food in Great Horton Road, kebabs are sold in large sizes only in all but one flavour.
When asked whether their portions were too large, takeaway worker Abbas Ahmed said: “It’s the right size.”
He said people could have smaller portions if they asked for them.
Absolutely Abbas - more power to your elbow!