Saturday, 5 August 2017
It's the fat bastards wot won it ... Brexit and Obesity
Yesterday, I read a survey showing the geographical distribution of obesity in England. The map below summarises the distribution, with Rotherham and Boston picked out as winners. Then I recalled that Boston voted 76 to 24 (the biggest majority in England) and Rotherham voted 68 to 32 to leave the EU and I hunted out the Brexit vote map below. I couldn't get a closer comparison but I am sure there is someone out there who can superimpose obesity onto the EU-hating map and give us some idea how close the correlation is. It doesn't exactly cheer me up on a rainy day but it may do it for you. Click on the obesity map and it will take you through to the source.