Letter: Future is fat

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Future is fat

Sir: I was glad to read your editorial (26 September) extolling the virtues of obesity in public life. In a country that already has a role model in the shape of Shakespeare's Falstaff, is it not time for a change? All the recent health scares have turned Britain into a land of grumpy, neurotic hypochondriacs.

When Tony Blair becomes the next PM, to avoid accusations of new puritanism the most imaginative thing he could do would be to appoint, as his health adviser, the splendid ex-nurse Ms Jo Brand. We would all feel the better for it. Cakes and ale all round? Robbie Jones Dublin 5