DAILYKENN.com -- In an effort to protect London's children from cheeseburgers, the deft Muslim mayor has exerted his authoritarian pull to order junk food ads removed from the city's mass transport system.
Now, if we can get the Muslim mayor to take decisive action in protecting girls from Islamic grooming gangs.
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"Child obesity is putting the lives of young Londoners at risk and placing huge pressure on our already strained health service.
"It is absolutely imperative that we take tough action against this ticking time bomb now, and reducing exposure to junk food advertising has a role to play in this - not just for children, but parents, families and carers who buy food and prepare meals.
"It's clear that advertising plays a huge part in the choices we make, whether we realise it or not, and Londoners have shown overwhelming support for a ban on adverts for junk food and drink on our transport network.
"It's completely unacceptable that in a city as prosperous as London, where you live and the amount you earn can have a massive impact on whether you have access to healthy, nutritious food. I'm determined to change this."
The capital has one of the highest child overweight and obesity rates in Europe, with almost 40% of children aged 10 and 11 overweight or obese.
Children from more deprived areas are more affected, with young people in Barking and Dagenham almost twice as likely to be overweight as children from Richmond.
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