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Friday, September 07, 2012

Booze Matters - Nanny Tries To Save Pensioners



Pass the sick bag someone, I see that Nanny is now having a go at the drinking habits of pensioners.

The BBC's Panorama programme, no doubt at the behest of Nanny, decided to ask Sheffield University to model the effects of a 50p per unit minimum price.

Statisticians estimated the effect would be 50,000 fewer alcohol-related deaths in England among over 65s, over the course of 10 years.

Suffice to say this will now feature on next Monday's Panorama which airs ("oddly" enough) at the same time as Andrew Lansley (who thought minimum pricing was bollocks) has been sacked and the Home Orifice is saying the following:
 "We will introduce a minimum unit price for alcohol, ensuring for the first time that alcohol can only be sold at a sensible and appropriate price. 

The proposal has the backing of the Royal College of Physicians and the Association of Chief Police Officers and could mean 50,000 fewer crimes and around 900 fewer alcohol related deaths per year by the end of the decade.

We will consult on the level of minimum unit price in the autumn.” 
There you have it ladies and gentlemen, Nanny has made her mind up and is using the BBC to do her dirty work for her by pre empting a "hue and cry" over pensioner deaths from alcohol.

In the programme, according to the Telegraph, Sarah Wadd, director of the Substance Misuse and Ageing Research Team at the University of Bedfordshire, says:
We might be on a cusp of an epidemic of people drinking problematically in old age.
"We might be"???

That doesn't sound very scientific to me!

Dr Richard Aspinall, a liver specialist at Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth, said:
"We think of a very visible social disorder, consequences of young people binge drinking on a Saturday night in our town centres but what’s much more hidden is quiet, below the radar drinking at home and it’s very easy for people to drink more than they are actually aware of, to get above the safe limits.”
FFS!

Nanny pretends to be concerned about the welfare of pensioners, that makes me puke!

Were Nanny to be really so concerned about pensioners welfare and well being, she would address the following issues:

- The lousy level of pensions
- The disgraceful "quality" of care being provided to the elderly by public and private healthcare organisations
- Discrimination being practised against the elderly by the NHS in terms of speed and quality of treatments offered
- The patronising treatment of the elderly by society as a whole, and most specifically the state
- The right to assisted death with dignity, as and when someone (not necessarily elderly) wants it etc.

Nanny will not address these issues, instead she will focus on Cameron's fetish of minimum alcohol pricing.

As and when I start to enter my final years I can assure you that the thought of ending up in one of Nanny's homes, on a drip wallowing in my own shit, unwashed uncared for will most certainly drive me to drink.

I want no part Nanny's system for the elderly and will most assuredly (if I am still physically/mentally able) end my days with dignity with a bottle of vodka and a box of pills before Nanny can get her bony hands on me!

This country offers elderly people nothing but misery to look forward to, Nanny should be subsidising their drink not taxing it!

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15 comments:

  1. Anonymous12:26 PM

    "...but what’s much more hidden is quiet, below the radar drinking at home and it’s very easy for people to drink more than they are actually aware of, to get above the safe limits.”

    I enjoy a tipple at home - can someone explain to me how I'd go about drinking more than I'm actually aware of?
    And what does "below the radar" mean in this instance? Are we supposed to tell someone we're drinking?

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  2. Anonymous3:54 PM

    Good luck to the pensioners for completely ignoring the bollocks put out by the government about safe units of alcohol!

    I also see that Scotland is determined to decrease the drink-drive limit to 50mg from 80. Apparently this will ‘save’ 17 lives a year.
    This, along with a minimum alcohol pricing policy has absolutely nothing to do with safety or protecting people’s lives or health.

    The situation is worse in Spain where they are debating to lower the drink-drive limit to zero!
    Apparently, even the tiniest drop of alcohol in Spain can seriously reduce your ability to drive a car. Therefore, depending on how much you have had to drink, you may have to wait between several hours and a few days before you are deemed fit to drive.
    There can be no food eaten which is prepared with alcohol, certain cough mixtures and mouth wash products will also have to be avoided. There will be no excuses, on the spot fines will have to be paid. Only the very rich and the very determined will pay to appeal the fines.

    Of course, you will not lose points from your licence unless you are over the present limit. The Spanish government merely want to fine you whilst keeping you on the road for further fines and taxes.

    The will be the bizarre situation where airline pilots will be deemed to be incapable from driving a car on Spanish roads, but once at the airports are under the international drink-fly limit of 20mg, so can quite safely and legally take off with a plane load of passengers.

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  3. Disgusted, Tunbridge Wells9:18 PM

    Ken said:

    "Were Nanny to be really so concerned about pensioners welfare and well being"

    Is this is the same Nanny that hands well over £100m to corporate hatchmen Atos to starve the old, sick or otherwise unproductive "production units" into an early grave?

    Cunts :-(

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  4. Mark.V.2:17 AM

    This minimum alcohol pricing is simply another tax. How will the minimum price be set? By forcing the brewer or retailer to sell at a higher price than they would otherwise thus increasing their profit? Unlikely, the government shows no sign of being eager to increase the profitability of the private sector. Or by increasing the tax on alcohol? Of course, that is how they will do it.

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  6. Alcohol is very easy and cheap to make at home providing it isn't made from the kits that are sold in shops, which will no doubt be yet another thing that the Nanny state targets, if they haven't done so already.
    I bought a few demijohns for next to nothing on eBay along with all the bits that go with them and made some excellent mead using cheap jars of honey and some yeast.
    The Government have no right to decide how much pensioners should drink, or anyone else for that matter!
    I have read about some pretty disgusting cases of old people being deliberately starved to death in hospital. Whatever happened to the Hippocratic Oath?

    "I will apply dietetic measures for the benefit of the sick according to my ability and judgment; I will keep them from harm and injustice."
    Yes, the harm and injustice of leaving old people soaking in their own urine and faecal matter with a 'Nil by mouth' notice above their beds!

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    1. Anonymous5:47 PM

      It is very easy and still cheap using the kits, and there's no research needed. It works out at £1.30 a bottle, with an initial equipment investment of around £60. Anyone can do it. That is why this policy is doomed to failure.

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  7. Anonymous6:00 PM

    We know this is bollox

    I just wish people would make the connections with every little bit of control seeking ideas and legislation that is being created by the governments and elites of this country. We are seeing ill people being penalised for not making the effort to work - in what way is that 'caring'? - this is just TOO MUCH. The fucking government are OUR EMPLOYEES WE ARE THE BOSS.

    How have we got here? How are we going to turn this shir round? Can we start by burning the fucking lot of them at next PMQs?

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  8. Anonymous8:47 PM

    Talking of government inteference - here they are again in regard to smoking or rather giving it up - they're starting a month long campaign to people

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2012/sep/08/stoptober-campaign-smokers-quit-month

    why don't they just fuck off

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  10. They won't "save 50,000 lives", at best they might postpone 50,000 deaths while miserablising those extra months.

    I discussed this with three of my elders and the politest response was "if they come near me I'll tell 'em to fuck off".

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  11. Pensionable5:39 PM

    It's my Gin and they can fuck off

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  12. I watched the programme and the most stand out comment for me was the Doctors who said that older people were drinking far too much at home and this drinking was unregulated.

    Why are doctors always on the side of supposed good health? It's their job? How about when they come out with the crap about how many lives will be saved by the medical professions insistence on regulating what can and can't be eaten, smoked or drunk could a further piece of detail be added?

    "5000 lives will be saved meaning 2 doctors, a nurse and an NHS manager will also no longer be required".

    I bet that would change their tune.

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  13. A Doc on the programme said drinking at home was unregulated. And how would they do that? Why would they want to do that?

    If they are going to save 5000 lives then at least one Doc should be made redundant. It's the same logic is it not? I bet they would be less keen to have to meet that sort of requirement.

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  14. A Doc on the programme said drinking at home was unregulated. And how would they do that? Why would they want to do that?

    If they are going to save 5000 lives then at least one Doc should be made redundant. It's the same logic is it not? I bet they would be less keen to have to meet that sort of requirement.

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