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It has been a big question currently on the BNC does the government give enough money to the NHS ?

Honestly ,I don’t know . I cant Jude how much money the NHS is given but i can jude the things the NHS purchase. If the NHS have all the supplies they need to help the patients that means they have the money to buy these essentials .if they didn’t do you think we would have medicine to help cure people ?

Is it fair for the government to make unhealthy food and drinks more expensive?

I am 50 / 50 on this because when you make junk food expensive it will make people stop buying it as a healthy salad will be much cheaper . You also may never know , someone may be so addicted to junk food that they may end up paying a stupid amount of money for it . This may also help the NHS as they won’t have to deal with obese issues . Being obese may give you serious health problems in the long-run .

On the other hand , is this the right thing to do ? Do the government have the right to do this ? some people only have junk food once a month ;some even once a year ! Why should the government be able to take away their treat by making it expensive. This could then put people of junk food as they won’t want to pay ridiculous money . Then some shops could go out of buisness as they will have no customers And make no money .

All of this his could happen in the future if not the future then now . The NHS need all the support it can get .

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Comments (7)

  • Halsnead logo jubilant_hurricane | Halsnead Primary School
    16 Mar 2020

    I LOVE THIS IDEA OF WAT HAPPENED THEN COMPERED TO NOW

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    1. The Sherwood School lovely_instrument | The Sherwood School
      jubilant_hurricane's comment 16 Mar 2020

      Thank you I tried to compare the differences of what the world could be.

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  • avatar.jpg EXPERT: Carra Johnson, Paralegal @ Clifford Chance
    18 Mar 2020

    This is a very interesting read.

    On the first question, "does the government give enough money to the NHS" you said that the NHS has all of the supplies it needs, and you related this specifically to the NHS patients. Do you think the NHS have all of the supplies they need to help their staff?

    On the second question "is it fair for the government to make unhealthy food and drinks more expensive?" you have made a very balanced and interesting argument. On one hand, you talk about how this increased price is fair in order to help with health issues such as obesity. On the other hand, you talk about how increasing the price of junk food is not fair and you relate this to human rights and there is a risk of shops going out of business.

    You said that being obese may give you serious health problems in the long-run. Can you say more on this, and if possible provide some examples of the serious health issues?

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    1. The Sherwood School lovely_instrument | The Sherwood School
      Carra Johnson, Paralegal @ Clifford Chance's comment 18 Mar 2020

      On the first question ‘does the government give enough money to the NHS ?’ I do think that the NHS have enough supplies for the staff . If they didn’t then the NHS wouldn’t be able to deal with a virus , injections and surgery’s

      Despite this , the NHS may use the tools they already have which means I can’t be certain. It depends on weather they have the money to buy new things or not . Furthermore ,it may not be very hygienic. The NHS may wash what they use but there still could be some residue left .

      Secondly, I mentioned a question about the government making junk food expensive and how this may cause obesity as some people may be addicted to it .
      When I mentioned obesity I was referring to what being obesity can do to you in the long run like cancer or just stopping you from living your life in general.
      Thank you for the questions I am always looking for some interesting questions to answer
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  • Faringdon-logo-250x250.jpg accomplished_reality | Faringdon Community College
    19 Mar 2020

    Is it fair for the government to make unhealthy food and drinks more expensive?

    Personally I don't think it is. Just because they arent quite as healthy doesnt mean they should be made more expensive. The only reason they are made more expensive is because thay arent that healthy. To back up this point, many people like certain foods. They may choose to be overweight even though they know it is not healthy. Therefore making things more expensive, will only create more dilema and put people off buying them. People enjoy food even though they know it is not healthy. Taking this away from them is not right.

    However, although this may cause problems, it may help. The fact that people are buying less sugary snacks means that less people are obese and the world is more healthy. People will still have the option to buy the snacks but would be put-off knowing they had risen in price.

    In conclusion, we should let the government do it but they must have to take in to account that most people cannot afford high prices.

    Thank you for reading:)

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      accomplished_reality's comment 20 Mar 2020

      An open-minded contribution, accomplished_reality!

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  • Hammond School logo giving_elephant | Hammond Junior School A
    20 Mar 2020

    I agree with you because you know the Jude of the purchase and I agree with 50/50 on junk food. Junk food is getting more expensive so people buy it. They can get addicted to junk food and their teeth are going to get a lot plague.

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