Wednesday 7 October 2009

Don't look back in anger

Excellent article here on the Publican website in which Simon Eldon-Edington questions the pub trade’s bizarre and self-defeating love affair with Sir Liam Donaldson in trying to turn pubs into agencies of health promotion.

Sir Liam believes that you, the UK publican, have a responsibility in curbing Britain’s binge-drinking, smoking, and obesity problems. And the UK pub trade associations, based on their last piece of major health legislation negotiated with Sir Liam, bizarrely seem to agree.


  1. It's an incredibly well-written piece ... for the Publican. ;-)

    Flippancy aside, it's just a very good article, full stop.

  2. The continued employment of a cretinous nincompoop like Liam Donaldson is one of the wonders of the age, and can only be explained by his ability to tell his masters what they want to hear.

    Britain may have a binge drinking problem; it certainly has a binge fascism problem.

    Brian, follower of Deornoth


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