Tuesday, October 16, 2007
I see that Nanny is now targeting "wealthy" (by that she means people who pay their council taxes) drinkers.
The BBC and all other media outlets are bursting today with "information" about the so called "wealthy" members of society, who are drinking far too much in Nanny's view. Seemingly this new "overclass" is guilty of having a glass or two of wine very night, thus placing them on Nanny's hit list.
Congratulations to Runnymeade which scores the highest unit consumption per person per week in England (in Nanny's "hazardous" category: 20-50 units), over 25% of the population of Runnymeade are breaking Nanny's "guidelines" as to what Nanny regards as safe weekly consumption of alcohol.
Manchester comes out top in the "harmful" category (over 50 units per week).
Scotland, of course, does not feature as it is now classed as a separate country (despite the fact that it still receives tax revenue from England).
Professor Mark Bellis, Director of the North West Public Health Observatory (which collated the statistics), issued a chilling warning of what we can expect to come:
"In order to stop further increases in
alcohol-related deaths and admission to hospital,
we must also reverse the tolerance that most
communities have built up by simply consuming
too much alcohol on a weekly basis."
Ah, there's an interesting use of the word "tolerance". It would seem that Nanny is allowed to be intolerant, and is now going to try to make us equally intolerant.
I guess she will use the same techniques that she applied to smokers; negative publicity, encouraging busybodies to interfere in people's lifestyles, legislating against alcohol etc...you know the kind of thing.
What an unpleasant little country this is becoming!