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Letters New politics targeting the nanny state

Big tobacco, new politics, and the nanny state

BMJ 2019; 365 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.l4167 (Published 17 June 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;365:l4167
  1. Adam Moliver, psychiatrist
  1. Cheltenham GL53 7DN, UK
  1. admoliver{at}btinternet.com

The BMJ’s investigation examines links between (Conservative) politicians and the Institute of Economic Affairs and the institute’s “bullish libertarianism” and denigration of the nanny state.1 “Nanny state” as a term of abuse should be actively countered.

Two elements of …

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