Jim Pickard @PickardJE Chief Political Correspondent, Financial Times Jul. 05, 2019 1 min read

Oh look who Crosby Textor Research Strategies advises in Australia

And this is some of the stuff that Parmalat makes around the world

Boris Johnson this week: “The recent proposal for a tax on milkshakes seems to me to clobber those who can least afford it. If we want people to lose weight and live healthier lifestyles, we should encourage people to walk, cycle and generally do more exercise.”

here’s more
 https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/jul/05/lynton-crosby-lobby-firm-works-high-sugar-drinks-brand 

And lastly a bit of light background reading  https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/amp.theguardian.com/politics/2014/sep/06/lynton-crosby-lobbied-for-tobacco-giant-philip-morris 

CT Group: “To suggest or imply that CT Group has anything to do with the campaign’s policy announcements is completely and utterly wrong and deliberately misleading.”

Parmalat don’t operate in UK. But @sarahwollaston says:
“If you look at Mexico, the first country to have a sugar levy, the industry did a big pushback to try to stop the sugar levy because they knew that once it was established people would then be able to...copy it elsewhere.”

in January it emerged that Johnson received £23,000 in loans and donations from CTF Partners to help pay for office and staffing costs.


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