Research from the Met. University of Leeds shows that the middles classes are now fatter than the poor classes who are usually blamed for their ignorance and bad eating choices. Giles Coren writes in the Sunday times that we might now call things we hate “fat” since the word can no longer be disguised as thinly veiled class snobbery.
Janice Turner writing in the Times on the same day says that our obsession with the looks of our politicians is damaging public life, weakening debate and making poor satire. No-one should care if Teresa May loses 20 lbs, thats nothing connected with her job.
Fat still then is a very emotive word, even if is now means “middle class”. I’ve written more about this, please check out my big blog at http://deannetalks.blogspot.com