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Junk food tax condoned by Plaid Cymru

These really take the cake.

These really take the cake.

Don’t let them eat cake! A tax on junk food may be enforced if Plaid Cymru wins the election in 2016.

Leader, Leanne Wood, has said that if her party wins the assembly election in 2016 she would consider enforcing a tax on sugary drinks of up to 20p per litre.

Wood has suggested that any financial gain made by this taxation of treats would be put towards the recruitment of 1000 extra doctors.

“We are committed to this boost for the NHS whether extra revenues raised through sugary drinks tax meet the entire cost or not” Wood has said.

The idea of taxing junk food has been fiercely opposed by Liberal Democrat AM for Mid and West Wales William Powell.

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