Heather Jan Brunt asks shoppers in Friars Square if they think a fat tax is the right way to fight Britain’s obesity crisis.
James Bishop, Aylesbury:
“No, that’s not a good idea. Because then everything I eat would cost twice the price.
“I like chocolate, Red Bull, fish and chips etc.”
Julia Donnelly, Aylesbury:
“Yes, it would make a difference to people’s choices.
“Unhealthy food is marketed at a price to entice people , the same way as cheap alcohol is.”
Altaf Rahman, Aylesbury:
“Yeah I think it should be because it would put people off. Nowadays there is a trend in unhealthy people, and I think they should offer gym pases to people that are overweight.”
Richard Wells, Stoke Mandeville:
“That depends on what you mean by unhealthy food.
“I think it would be very difficult because the specification of unhealthy food has not been defined.”
Megan Gwozdzicki, Aylesbury:
“No. I’m on a diet at the moment, but once a week I like to have my rubbish food for a treat. But maybe it would deter people from buying it, if it had a tax on it.”