My cricket team goes to Lincolnshire every September to play a couple of matches against local teams. The typical route there from Leicester involves going through Boston, and the first time I saw the place I remarked that there seemed to be an awful lot of stupid and overweight people. So I am pleased to know that surveys have now shown Boston to be the fattest town in England, as well as the laziest. The baby death rates are also staggeringly high. It is always nice to have one's prejudices confirmed by scientific studies.