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Tommie Rose’s Treats Will Settle Your Jamie Oliver Indigestion

by | 21st, November 2014


Tommie Rose, 15, made what the Daily Mirror calls a “fortune” by selling food to his fellow pupils at Buile Hill High School, Salford. He employs casual labour, paying two mates £5.50 a day. Tommie earns £60-£70a day. Not too shabby.

But rather than being praised, Tommie Rose is being threaned with expulsion unless he gives up the day job.

Tommie has been here before. In 2011, he was suspended for 10 days for selling his lovely treats at the Oasis Academy in Salford. So. He changed schools. And he set about earning some more dough.

The school is upset. You see, Master Rose sells chocolate, crisps and fizzy drinks. They are bad foods. Food is now a moral issue and there are good and bad foods. Nosh is bad food. Carrots are good food. Organic carrots are saintly foods. Sugar is evil. The jury is out on tap water. Broccoli is monkhood. Fresh juice is an Innocent as a nun’s knickers.

An advert on the Sun tells readers that “good good” is served by “good people”.

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Tommie’s school has a “healthy eating policy”. Of course it does. Like many of us it’s been brainwashed to see food as a moral matter. It’s not one meal a day with your mates the school provides; it’s an invaluable lesson in swallowing a vision of lithe, uniform youth.

And for this you can blame Tony Blair and his mate Jamie Oliver.

Oliver, a TV chef, dressed up like a tomato, filled a school bus with sugar and tried to persuade parents (i.e. ignorant indigenous people) to feed their kids the ‘right’ way.  For  Jamie’s Return to School Dinners , the reformer wore a fat suit and ate an ice-cream. Fatso was so busy enjoying his snack he missed the school bus. The message was clear: fat people were being left behind. Fat people were uneducated. Fat people must not be allowed to eat a yummy ice-cream before they’ve had their polenta and humus while the thin and worried of us have to get a bus to work. Fat people must be taught to fret about their size and know themselves to be bad. Jog, you bastards.

Once upon a time, being fat meant being jolly. Under New Labour, fat meant you were a social pariah, a loser reared by mentally negligible parents.

Two mums, Julie Critchlow and Sam Walker, reacted to Oliver’s patronising by setting up their own meals-on-heels service to kids in Rotherham. They took the nippers’ cash and delivered takeaway burgers and chips through the school gates. They were the rebels.

Said Walker to the Sun :

“This is all down to Jamie Oliver. I just don’t like him and what he stands for…

“He’’s forcing our kids to become more picky about their food.”.. We’’ve done this because our kids are being served up disgusting rubbish by the school. They’’re not even allowed out at lunchtimes to buy something they can enjoy. Food is cheaper and better at the local takeaways.””

But the Sun  didn’t salute the women showing they were in charge of their own children and prepared to stand up for them. They called the women “sinner ladies”. They were “junk mothers”. These slack-jawed fools were guilty of “feeble parenting that turns kids into fat”.

And fat is bad.


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