Saturday, 23 January 2010

I blame the women

Or Richard Preston does, anyway.

He’s got the germ of a point, really. When drinking was a male preserve that was kept out of sight in backstreet boozers, we never had all this anti-drink hysteria.

10 comments:

  1. No. The problem is CCTV in town centres and how the police work with the media (the police give them filler footage and get lots of nice PR in return).

    I see these scenes on TV and they remind me of when I was a lad and a couple of streets in my home town. Loads of pissed up lads and a few pissed up girls. No big deal.

    What's allowed the politicians to manipulate this is the rise in alcohol consumption. Add this to CCTV footage and some snobbery and it appears to be a problem out of control, something that has to be stopped.

    The fact is that the rise in alcohol consumption is not kids out on the piss. The rise is middle class drinkers sitting down having a bottle of chardonnay after work.

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  2. Err .. what rise in alcohol consumption?

    It's been declining for 6 years

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  3. Think you've been spammed, Curmudgeon!

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  4. Apologies. I'm probably a little out of date on that.

    The things I had picked up on were that the growth wasn't amongst the youth getting pissed on a Saturday night, but people sitting at home drinking wine instead.

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  5. Martin, Cambridge24 January 2010 at 17:05

    OC has a point about the media using (over and over again) police footage of a handful of incidents involving a minute percentage of the population to overstate a problem.

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  6. "Think you've been spammed, Curmudgeon!"

    Nope, I'm here all the time. ;-)

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  7. Good article but if it wasn't for drunk lasses I and most of the male population would never get to have sex. There is merit in the idea of free grog for birds.

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  8. "but if it wasn't for drunk lasses I and most of the male population would never get to have sex" - Me thinks you have a lot to learn about the ladies!

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  9. "Good article but if it wasn't for drunk lasses I and most of the male population would never get to have sex. There is merit in the idea of free grog for birds."

    Many a true word said in jest...

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