We were told he 'had a Mac-nificent time' when he visited McDonald's' last week. He was given a guided tour, he then went on to tell us:
'I was pleased to visit the McDonald's restaurant in Aldershot on Friday. McDonald's is a great organisation, focused on providing quality and affordable fare for its customers.'
'They are particularly welcoming of families as remember when my children were small.'
Howarth tells us McDonald's serves 'quality fare'. In the infamous McLibel trial a decade ago, the barrister acting for McDonald's admitted in court they serve junk food. Ofcom are to ban the promotion of ads for burgers during children's TV programmes.
Did Howarth get a consultancy fee for promoting McDonald's?
If Howarth were interested in the welfare of his constituents rather than promoting his own self-interests, he would be pictured in a school with the kids promoting healthy eating choices.
A few years back the Rotten Borough of Rushmoor, which roughly corresponds with Howarth's constituency, had a Green Day sponsored by McDonald's!
Glenn Morrison, Flights appeal date is vital, letters, Surrey-Hants Star, Thursday 18 January 2007
MP’s lovin’ it at burger chain, Aldershot Mail, 16 January 2007
Keith Parkins, MP promotes junk food, Indymedia UK, 17 January 2007
Eric Schlosser, Fast Food Nation, Penguin/Allen Lane, 2001
Eric Schlosser, Fast Food Nation, The Ecologist, April 2004
Super Size Me! (DVD)
Would you like chips with that, Surrey-Hants Star, Thursday 18 January 2007