\u201cJamie Oliver is more sensible than all the ministers put together. What an eloquent nice man ! #r4today\u201d
— Johnny Foreigner. (@Johnny Foreigner.)
\u201cJamie Oliver is on the media today talking about the need for more kindness in politics and a real focus on children\u2019s health and nutrition.\n\nHe\u2019s so anti-growth it\u2019s a disgrace.\u201d
And given the so-called “anti-growth coalition” is basically a list of people the Tories don’t like that much - including Labour, the Liberal Democrats, the Scottish National Party and “militant unions” - we can’t help but feel like Oliver’s comments will see him added to the elite group too.
If you somehow missed it, the new Tory phrase was unveiled during Ms Truss’ first speech to the Conservative Party Conference as party leader last week, in which she branded the coalition as “enemies of enterprise”.
She told party members in Birmingham: “I will not allow the anti-growth coalition to hold us back.”
Other individuals and organisations mentioned by the PM as being part of the group included “the vested interests dressed up as think tanks, the talking heads, the Brexit deniers, Extinction Rebellion” and two Greenpeace protesters who interrupted her speech to ask “who voted for this”.
In fact, The Independent asked Downing Street if Oliver was a part of the anti-growth coalition, and they did not rule it out.
After Oliver’s latest intervention, we can’t help but feel like we know for definite now.
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