Wednesday, 1 April 2009

April fool?

On first glance, you might have thought the story in the Daily Mail about a pregnant woman being ordered to leave a Hove pub was appropriate for today, but it turns out it’s entirely true. There is no law against drinking when pregnant, and many medical experts see no harm in light drinking during pregnancy, but obviously that failed to register with the staff of the Sussex Cricketers. Of course the staff concerned were being “over-zealous”, and the pub company have apologised, but, as with the case of the women refused service of alcohol in a supermarket because she had her fourteen-year-old daughter with her, it’s a sad reflection of the current level of hysteria over alcohol in this country.

4 comments:

  1. I left that story for now just in case. Likewise another local to Liverpool which is jaw-dropping in its insensitivity.

    Isn't it a strange world where every day of the year there appears a story that could have been written on April 1st.

    Such is life under Labour.

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  2. What do you expect? Aren't pubs meant to be “controlled and responsible environments”? Isn’t that supposed to be what we need? What society needs? When CAMRA and anyone talk about controlled and responsible environments they are not talking about a simple matter of not serving drunks. Controlled and responsible consumption of alcohol is whatever the current zeitgeist / health lobby says it is. Controlled and responsible environments are places you cannot get more than your 3 units a day even if you’ve already eaten your 5 fruit and veg a day.

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  3. Your Google Ads are all for drinkaware.co.uk... such is the wonder of automated content provision.

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  4. Well, I'm not bothered by the one that says "Do you drink too much wine?" ;-)

    No doubt they'll be fretting about the four individuals who have answered the current poll saying that they drink over 100 units a week.

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