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newswatcher
20th Feb 2004, 22:30
Earlier in the week, a UK govt. spokesman said that some 900,000 people claiming benefit were obese. They have today published a correction. They should have said that only 900 people claiming benefit were obese!

Waist not, want not! := :=

IFTB
20th Feb 2004, 22:40
And how would they know anyway?
Scales in the dole q??

surely not
21st Feb 2004, 01:10
I'll bet they are mackerel scales IFTB:ok:

airship
21st Feb 2004, 01:33
If we are to treat these statistics with any confidence, we should assume that:

1) The government has discovered the cure for obesity - the average benefits claimant has a 1 in 1,000 chance of being obese compared to a 1 in 7 chance in the general population and in accord with current practise, the government is waiting for the highest bid before privatising the discovery, or

2) Benefits claimants are so badly off that they get to eat so rarely compared to the general population that in accord with current practise, the government is waiting for the highest bid before privatising the discovery... :8 :{ :E :yuk:

Frogbox
21st Feb 2004, 02:13
Perhaps the Govt should introduce a 'Fat Tax'. See the McD's profits take a tumble.

Rgds

Fatty
21st Feb 2004, 04:40
Hope not I pay enough tax already.

airship
21st Feb 2004, 04:57
If you still have loose change in your pocket you're not paying too much :{

Techchick
21st Feb 2004, 05:06
surely not, do you suggest, sir, that I am obese?

surely not
21st Feb 2004, 05:44
:confused: :confused: :confused:

Okay, I'm obviously being a little slow here.........................how did my comment suggest you might be obese TC??

I would never be so rude to you TC, absolutely not.

Techchick
21st Feb 2004, 23:14
It was the mention of the word mackerel. Perhaps one is being over sensitive.........:O :O :O

surely not
21st Feb 2004, 23:26
The only mackerel that I have ever eaten has been slim and very tasty Techchick, so from my point of view you would be ideally matched:ok: :D :D :O :O