People Think Nigel Farage Gorging On An Easter Egg To Own ‘NHS Luvvies’ Is Tiresome Stuff

"Nurse he's started again!"
Nigel Farage says he will be "stuffing my face with chocolate this Easter".
Nigel Farage says he will be "stuffing my face with chocolate this Easter".
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Nigel Farage is threatening to eat a whole Easter egg on Sunday to stick it to “NHS luvvies” in the latest piece of performative outrage about “wokery”.

It follows Dr Andrew Kelso, the medical director of NHS Suffolk and North East Essex Integrated Care Board, advising people to “resist the urge” and not “overdo it” by eating an Easter egg in one sitting, due to the high calorie count of the chocolate.

“Many people don’t realise that an average Easter egg contains around three quarters of an adult’s recommended daily calorie intake,” Kelso wrote.

“At a time like this, when we are seeing significant increases in cases of obesity and type 2 diabetes, as well as tooth decay, I urge people to enjoy their Easter eggs in moderation and resist the urge to eat a whole one in one go.”

Predictably, the former UKIP leader defied the advice on his GB News show – eating a chocolate egg has he raged against the suggestion.

He said: “I am sick to death of being told we can’t do this, we can’t do that, it’s Easter for goodness sake.

“I’m sorry, Dr Kelso, but you really bore the pants off me, it’s Easter, I don’t eat chocolate everyday, but I’m going to scoff all of this (egg).”

He followed this up with a furious screed in the Telegraph under the headline: “I’m stuffing my face with chocolate this Easter – to annoy the NHS luvvies”.

The reaction on social media suggested most people thought it was yet more tiresome “culture war” schtick.


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