Why the Weight, Carla?

“There’s been an awful lot written about women’s bodies recently” wrote Carla Buzasi, the editor of Huffington Post UK, on her own site in September:

“All in all, that’s a lot of column inches devoted to fatness, thinness and everything in-between. No wonder we’re all so f*cked up about our figures. The fascination with bodies, celebrity or otherwise, isn’t exactly something new, of course, and shows no sign of abating. But here’s a thought: why don’t we just stop? Stop obsessing about the latest fad diet that doesn’t work. Stop gossiping over how many pounds the new Hollywood mother has gained/lost and in how much time. Stop trying to analyse why we care so much, and who we care for because it doesn’t appear to be the opposite sex…”

You’ll never guess what the Huffington Post UK are going with today:

“Natalie Cassidy has unveiled her new body after dropping two dress sizes, and doesn’t she look great? The former ‘EastEnders’ star has had a well publicised battle with her weight over the years, but she has now proudly showed off her new slimline figure on the pages of Now magazine. Speaking of her one stone, two pound weight loss, she told the magazine she felt ‘so much sexier’ after sticking to a 1,200 calorie-a-day diet and cutting out the carbs. What’s been amazing is I was my own diet boss so there was nothing faddy about it.Since having my daughter I’m not obsessed with being thin any more. My ultimate goal was to look curvy, toned and fit,” she added. Natalie, who shrunk to a just 7st 12lb in 2007 after making her infamous fitness DVD, has fluctuated with her weight since. I’ve never liked my body and those issues are still there, but I do feel sexier now,” she said. “My partner Adam asks me why I’m suddenly walking around the house in skimpy underwear!”

Seems Carla does not have control over her own website. She could put a stop to all this…




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David Cowling, the BBC’s head of political research, in an internal memo…

“It seems to me that the London bubble has to burst if there is to be any prospect of addressing the issues that have brought us to our current situation. There are many millions of people in the UK who do not enthuse about diversity and do not embrace metropolitan values yet do not consider themselves lesser human beings for all that. Until their values and opinions are acknowledged and respected, rather than ignored and despised, our present discord will persist. Because these discontents run very wide and very deep and the metropolitan political class, confronted by them, seems completely bewildered and at a loss about how to respond (“who are these ghastly people and where do they come from?” doesn’t really hack it). The 2016 EU referendum has witnessed the cashing in of some very bitter bankable grudges but I believe that, throughout this 2016 campaign, Europe has been the shadow not the substance.”

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