Saturday, August 29, 2009
I see Nanny's drink police are conducting another media blitz, trying to get us to drink less. Mintel have produced a report (I wonder who commissioned it?) claiming that the middle aged middle classes are drinking stronger and larger measures.
Jonny Forsyth, senior drink analyst for Mintel, is quoted in the media:
"The over-45s are drinking more regularly but not thinking they're in danger.
They are drinking four, five, six days a week and it all adds up even though young people binge-drink more.
Alcohol has also got stronger so it doesn't take as much to get your units.
By stealth, the older drinkers are drinking to excess."
The unit measurement system is total nonsense, designed by civil servants and doctors (from the profession that has more booze drinking, fag smoking substance abusers than any other - MPs excluded) for the "average" person taking zero risk.
You should not try to fit everyone into the same straight jacket.
Mintel go on to claim that older and more affluent people are more likely to drink at home.
How naughty of them!
Mintel claim that 63% of the professional "AB" classes drink more than twice a week, compared with less than 50% of the working classes.
The report was followed up, quite by "coincidence", in the media by a report that people drank more on holiday!
Well stap my vitals!
Coming soon, higher booze taxes and drink police paying visits to your homes!
Meanwhile, given that it is a sunny Saturday Bank Holiday, I intend to have it large this Bank Holiday weekend.
I recommend that you do likewise!
Visit The Orifice of Government Commerce and buy a collector's item.
Visit The Joy of Lard and indulge your lard fantasies.
Show your contempt for Nanny by buying a T shirt or thong from Nanny's Store.
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