Lee Anderson reveals he is fighting ‘vegetarian feelings’ after son’s shocking revelation

Lee Anderson
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Ben Chapman

By Ben Chapman

Published: 02/08/2023

- 22:05

The Deputy Leader of the Conservative Party has spoken out on the dangers of young people being 'indoctrinated'

GB News presenter Lee Anderson reveals he may be following in his son’s footsteps and becoming a vegetarian, despite being left “shocked” by the initial development.

The Deputy Leader of the Conservative Party spoke out on the moment as he spoke about the dangers of sending children to university.

Dan Wootton and Lee Anderson

Lee Anderson spoke to Dan Wootton about the matter

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Anderson suggested universities are a breeding ground for liberal beliefs such as vegetarianism, and fired a “warning” to parents dealing with their children doing the same.

But in a shocking revelation, the MP for Ashfield in Nottinghamshire hinted at potentially becoming a vegetarian himself.

He told Dan Wootton: “The moment went viral. My son was the first vegetarian we’ve had in our family and I’ve learned to live with it.

“I still love the boy and in fact, I’m even having vegetarian feelings myself.”

Anderson added: “You better get me out of that thought.”

Dan Wootton responded with a warning, assertively telling Anderson “don’t go there”.

He added that a recent study from the University of Leeds suggests men who adopt a vegetarian diet are 50 per cent more likely to break a hip than their meat-eating counterparts.

The study of UK Biobank data of more than 400,000 people found less than one of the middle-aged participants suffered a hip fracture.

Despite the absolute risk proving to be low, the data evidenced a large discrepancy between regular meat-eaters and vegetarians.

It comes after a clip tweeted by the GB News Twitter account went viral as Lee Anderson documented coming to terms with his son’s vegetarianism.

Speaking on the matter, he said: "He held my hand, looked into my eyes and said 'dad I've got to tell you something about myself, I am....' I thought 'Harry just get on with it, you're my son I love you whatever you are'.

“He said 'dad I'm a vegetarian'. Shocking, absolutely shocking, let that be a warning to you."

Anderson recalled the conversation during his GB News on Friday, where he spoke about “certain people trying to indoctrinate our young people”.

He added: “He had long hair, he’d got aboard, his clothes were different, a different attitude, a different outlook on life.”

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