First we have this:
The Scottish Government last month unveiled controversial new plans to curb smoking, by proposing a ban on cigarettes being displayed in shops. And ministers south of the border have suggested scrapping packs of 10 cigarettes because of their popularity among young smokers.
Then this one:
BUSINESSES will be encouraged to monitor the weight of their employees as part of a £56m Government plan to tackle Scotland's obesity epidemic.
Workers will type in their weight every morning – using Government-provided software – allowing occupational health staff to spot significant weight gain and offer early help, under the scheme unveiled by ministers. The Government also plans to appoint a full-time official charged with liaising with Scottish food firms and encouraging them to make products healthier.
And if that's not enough read this:
A GOVERNMENT minister has drawn a link between the damage to society caused by child pornography and people who drink too much at home.Now here this: LEAVE US ALONE. The only proper role of government is to defend us from those who initiate force or fraud. Government isn't our nanny.
Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill, right, made the comparison as he justified the state cracking down on private behaviour which creates public harm. He said excessive drinking at home "impacts on the rights of others" by making demands on the health service, and often harms family and community life.
The fourth story is about Zimbabwe. We haven't gone that far yet but sometimes one wonders...
Story number five is about Sean Connery.
The government now wants to regulate our smoking, eating and drinking. Where's James Bond when we need him?