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10 Million People to be Re-educated by The State

More than 10 million 'drinking at hazardous levels’ - Telegraph
A report from the National Audit Office (NAO) yesterday warned the NHS is failing to deal with the scale of the problem.

It says that three times as many patients should receive advice from their GP on how to cut down their drinking.

The report also found that around a quarter of local healthcare trusts did not know how many people in their area are drinking too much.

Four in ten Primary Care Trusts also admitted that they had no strategy to reduce excess drinking.

Professor Ian Gilmore, from the Royal College of Physicians, said the report made “sobering” reading.

He added: “It is clear that the NHS needs to urgently 'up its game’ both in investing in alcohol services and in having sensible strategies to make sure the investment is well spent.”

Norman Lamb, the Liberal Democrat Shadow health spokesman, said "... ministers should not shy away from enforcing more responsible regulation of alcohol sales.”

Jeremy Hunt, the shadow culture secretary, will say:"...just as it would be wrong in a plural and democratic society to require broadcasters to produce programmes that meet government objectives and promote social behaviour, so it is also wrong for broadcasters to produce programmes that legitimise negative social behaviour.”

Oh just fuck off the lot of you. It isn't about preventing the "15,000 deaths", it isn't about preventing the harm that feckless drunks do, it isn't about wondering why so many people use a glass of cheer to deal with the stress of living. It is all about increasing the stress by regimenting, by controlling, by regulating the proles with constant preaching and penalties.

And Jeremy Hunt you get this month's doublespeak award for pretending to be for freedom of speech but in the same bloody sentence contradicting yourself. Wrong to have to promote good behaviour but also wrong to promote bad, therefore the broadcasters will have to choose to only promote good. Some free choice that is.


Why don't they ever admit that the recommended levels are just "finger in the air" guestimates?

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