I HAVE just read the article about the restrictions on ice-cream sellers and I have to say I am not only angry but ashamed of what this country - I should say is coming to - but we are already there, in a way.
The government and local councils are forever spouting about many issues.
Healthy eating is one issue that had been highlighted and focused on in recent years.
Now I agree with healthy eating and the schools introducing healthier meals but I also believe in our right to have choice.
I find it unbelievable that the council has decided to slap these restrictions on ice-cream sellers, which, may I add, they already have had others put on them. For example, they can only sell yogurt ice-cream if selling on school grounds.
Do they honestly think this will help?
Schoolchildren with money on them, or their parents with them, may buy an ice-cream after school from the van outside or in the high street, but if they don't spend it there, do the council not think they will just spend it on sweets or ice-cream and lollies in the local newsagent?
Or they will go home and be fed high-fat 'unhealthy' food while watching the TV that is forever advertising unhealthy snacks and fast food.
Obviously, the answer is: "Let's hit the ice-cream sellers instead...that will help"!
These sellers are not millionaires, and they sell to different people every day - it's not regular people and regular trade.
But what about the thousands of other big businesses making millions every day from selling unhealthy beverages to the nation, or our endless local fast food outlets in every high street, that the council grant approval to?
Also easing congestion, what a joke!
One ice-cream van that stops for a little while in the high street?
What about the endless roadworks that take an eternity to finish, normally because there are not enough workers to complete the jobs on time?
Lastly, the noise complaints about a tune that is on for a matter of about half a minute.
Those people who complain probably do so because they miss a couple of sentences in their intellectual soap opera.
Well need I say more? Apart from they really should get out once in a while.
Ruislip by email