As an addendum to my colleague's post on the Faculty of Public Health's interfering shitheap President, Professor Alan Maryon-Davis, I would like to point you in the direction of the original Today interview*.
I would particularly like you to pay attention to this hideous fucknuts as he kicks off his interview; at about 22 seconds in, this nannying statist shitehawk actually says...
I am a libertarian by nature...
Oh really? You're one of those supporters of "libertarian paternalism", I suppose? Fucking hell, I wish you cunting medicos would stop perverting the word "libertarian", you disgusting totalitarian: why don't you fuck off and die? Or, at the very fucking least, shut your fucking face and get on with your job, i.e. patching people up. You shit.
What is it about doctors and their "I know better than you attitude"? I think, were I Grand High Benevolent Dictator of Britain, that I might be tempted to ban doctors from ever speaking in public. That's not very libertarian, I know, but I feel that it would do us all the world of good.
To be fair to whichever Humphries it is hosting the programme, he does quite a good job of defending liberty; he quotes John Stuart Mill's harm principle at the idiot professor, and also lets the egregious turd tie himself into knots over his plan to ban smoking in cars. It's worth listening to just to hear Maryon-Davis trying to defend his specious logic. The cunt.
As is usual with these pontificating popinjays, it's worth looking at the charity's accounts. The full name of the "charity" is, in fact, registered as "Joint Faculty Of Public Health Of The Royal Colleges Of Physicians Of The United Kingdom and by far the biggest chunk of their £3,007,920 income is £1,599,374 of "Grant Income". It doesn't go into more specifics (well, it might, but I am not going to read the entire report cover to cover), but that usually means that it's state cash.
The second biggest item—£859,010—is listed as "Membership fees and
subscriptions", so tell me: what kind of a cunt is actually a member of this disgusting organisation?
And why the fuck is Professor Alan Maryon-Davis allowed to pollute my airwaves? Shut the fuck up, you authoritarian cunt.
UPDATE: it seems that I was right. A commenter has looked more closely at the report and discovered that the grants came from various public bodies, including £1 million from the Teaching Public Health Network—which is entirely funded by the Department of Health.
So, I think that we can take it as read that what Maryon-Davis is advocating will pretty soon be government policy. And given that he is describing himself as "a libertarian by nature", I'd lay evens on it becoming Tory policy too. It's just the kind of wrong-headed, fluffy arsehole policy position that Call Me Dave would love.
* I have an MP3 recording of this, which I shall post up if the Beeb remove the Today interview.