Saturday, 2 January 2010

New year, old lies

Well, I was going to have a go at this nonsense from the BBC, but The Filthy Smoker has got there first and done a far better job than I ever could.

It would be nice to think that some wag at the Beeb thought it would be richly ironic to put an anti-alcohol piece online at the one time when everybody is pissed, but a more plausible explanation is that the BBC wanted to start the decade as it means to go on - ie. with doom-mongering drivel from state-funded temperance dicks.
And what’s this about “a quarter of England's population consuming hazardous amounts”? You mean they sometimes have two pints at a sitting in the pub? It seems that nowadays anyone who consumes more that the official made-up alcohol “guidelines” is branded as a “hazardous drinker”.

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