Less than a month after the general election, and the issue of cutting the drink-drive limit raises its ugly head again. In fairness, all that is being reported is the submission of a report by Sir Peter North that was commissioned by the previous government, and there is no guarantee that the coalition intend to implement it.
Many Conservative and Liberal Democrat MPs represent rural constituencies and their voters might not react too kindly to proposals to kill off the social life of their communities and impose the gloom of the Scandinavian nanny state on them.
And it would be interesting to see Dave Cameron going round all the country pubs in his rural Oxfordshire constituency of Witney explaining why he thinks they should be put out of business.
There is an excellent post on this subject on Al Jahom’s Final Word to which I can add very little. It is good to see opposition to this misconceived plan, which back in 1997 often hid its light under a bushel, getting a good airing in the blogosphere.