MP: 'If people buy a newspaper, they will live longer'

Who ever said ignorance is bliss?

Labour MP John Mann has quoted University of Reading research as showing: "If people buy a newspaper, they will live longer."

Speaking in a House of Commons discussion on outdoor recreation, he said: "Evidence from the University of Reading shows that if people buy a newspaper, they will live longer.

"Why will they live longer? Because some of the people who buy newspapers on a daily basis walk to buy them and walk home.

"By doing that, if people buy The Sun, the Daily Mirror, the Daily Mail or even The Daily Telegraph, they will live longer.

"I do hope the journalists are listening: that ought to be their banner headlines, because it is true. A bit of activity on a daily basis assists, which is the beauty of the great outdoors."

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