The artist David Hockney lies in "Bossy Boots" Boris Johnson's anti-obesity junk food, alcohol and smoking raid and says: "You could live to be 104 years old … but do you call life?"
- 83-year-old artist David Hockney criticized the government's plan to reduce obesity
- It was announced yesterday that two thirds of adults in the UK are over a health weight
- Mr. Hockney called Boris Johnson and Matt Hancock "bossy boots" about their plan
Artist David Hockney branded Boris Johnson and Secretary of Health Matt Hancock as "bossy boots" for their attempts to reduce obesity by reducing junk food, alcohol, and smoking, saying, "You could be 104 years old … but name it The life?"
In a letter published in today's Telegraph, the 83-year-old artist criticized the government's plans to prohibit advertising for certain foods before 9 p.m., prohibit a purchase, get a free deal, and print calorie warning labels on alcohol bottles.
The Bradford-born artist wrote: “Bossy-Boots Hancock and Bossy-Boots Boris suggest that if everyone lost five pounds, it would save the National Health Service £ 100 million. I cannot see how this can be measured. The NHS is a national service.
Artist David Hockney, pictured in 2015, has criticized the government's response to obesity
If no one smokes, eats chocolate or butter, cheese and bacon, they may be 104 years old. Do we call life? & # 39;
Yesterday, Mr. Johnson said it was his own fight against Covid-19 in April that made him tackle his own weight problem.
The Prime Minister insisted that the government's "better health strategy" would help people "Reduce your weight and protect the NHS better.
However, he insisted that ministers will not be "overly bossy or nanny-like" when they tell people what to do.
Boris Johnson unveiled the government's plan to tackle obesity across the UK on Monday
The Prime Minister's comments came when Health Secretary Matt Hancock said that if overweight adults lost five pounds, it could save the NHS £ 100 million.
Mr. Johnson said the "biggest advantage" of losing weight is that you "feel much better" and feel "full of energy".
Matt Hancock was described by the artist David Hockney as "Bossy Boots"
He continued: “The other thing, of course, is that if you can lower your weight a little and protect your health, you will also protect the NHS.
Matt Hancock wrote in yesterday's The Telegraph: “If everyone who was overweight lost 5 pounds, the NHS could save over 100 million pounds over the next five years.
"And more importantly, given the link between obesity and coronavirus, losing weight could be life-saving."
Mr. Hockney's letter added: “Bossy boots always want to take the sweet things out of life and remember that the ultimate Bossy boots are a slave owner.
“The National Health Service will always have to deal with births and deaths. The final cause of death is birth. Love life. & # 39;
Britain is the second fattest country in Europe. According to the government, two thirds of adults are over a healthy weight, and one in three children aged 10 to 11 is overweight or obese.
Mr. Johnson added: "What we are now doing with our better health strategy is just to try to help people a little to lose weight – I hope not to be overly bossy or nanny.
"We want him to really sympathize with people who understand the difficulties people face with their weight, the struggles that everyone faces, the many, many people who face weight loss, and just helpful to be."