This story was all over the national press on the same date. Paul Mason is 70 stone and has been confined to bed for the past few years. He apparently eats a staggering 20,000 calories a day.
There is only one question that springs to mind whenever I read stories about people who are in excess of 50 stone – who is feeding them?! Every documentary on TV, or article like this in a newspaper, shows the person confined to bed and therefore unable to wander to the newsagent to buy confectionery or to the chip shop to buy chips. If they can’t move sufficiently to get the crap food that is killing them, then someone else is doing this. This is tantamount to murder. Feeding a 70 stone person, confined to bed, 20,000 calories a day, has to be assisted suicide or attempted murder or something as serious as that.
Even worse, in this case, apparently UK tax payers are funding this. Paul is costing us over £100,000 a year in food and full time carers. Cut the full time carers and then the food can’t be administered either and Paul will live off his own fat reserves for some time.