Diabetic MP blasts Coca-Cola Christmas truck campaigns - is he right or is it bah humbug?

Nov 09, 2015, 11:56 AM

A diabetic MP is asking Coca-Cola not to bring its famous Christmas truck to Leicester, accusing the company of marketing a "real health hazard". Keith Vaz insists he does not want to be a "killjoy", but said the truck would send the wrong message in a city where Type 2 diabetes is rising and a third of children have tooth decay. He predicts people will protest if the truck does come to the city. Coca-Cola said it was still coming but would not give drinks to under-12s. Is he right or is this a bit bah humbug? Stephen got the views of journalists Emma Woolf and Tina Calder