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Nanny Stats Yet Again

Millions of middle-class drinkers putting health at risk with evening tipple - Telegraph

More than 7 million middle-class drinkers are putting their health at risk by enjoying evenings at home with a bottle of wine, Government statisticians claimed yesterday.

According to the researchers, many middle class drinkers insist they know what the safe level of alcohol consumption is.

This suggests they do not believe they are drinking too much and that simply having a large glass or two of wine each evening is an acceptable way to unwind after a stressful day at work....

The study, by the Office for National Statistics, also claims that middle class drinkers are more likely to indulge in "heavy" drinking - This is equivalent to a man having three pints of strong lager or a woman drinking two large glasses of wine.

So where's the evidence that they are "putting their health at risk"? Where is the evidence that they are "drinking too much" and that unwinding with a glass or two of wine is not "acceptable"?

Nowhere, I wonder if these bean jugglers actually know what it is like to live outside the cosy world of the Gov Stats Office?

Comments

This is clearly the right time to kick-start the "Alcohol is non PC" campaign. Note the definition of "heavy drinking" has changed yet again, soon it will be "one glass a night is considered acceptable"! My doctor has told me to not binge drink at the weekends for having a bottle of wine Friday, Saturday, & Sunday with my evening meal or lunch, & not drinking during the week Monday to Thursday. He insists that I should have 3 glasses a night 7 days a week, which of course equals 21 units a week tying in nicely with Government Official recommednations, whereas previously on my own regime I was consuming 18 units per week! Clearly I am being encouraged to drink more by the medical profession!

Three pints of Stella is 'heavy drinking'? Remember kids - units: they all add up! Numbers: they all add up! Meaningless and arbitrary authoritarian guidelines: they all add up! Idiotic and pious busybodies who enrage me to the point of going out and smashing up a Holland & Barrett in protest: they all add up!

Why don't they all just take a hike?

Preferably not at our expense.

Absolutely! These constant health scares are politically motivated anyway.

Because according to other government statisticians, life expectancies in the UK have been constantly climbing for the past 25 years:
http://www.statistics.gov.uk/cci/nugget.asp?ID=168

Doesn't marry up does it?

Absolutely! These constant health scares are politically motivated anyway.

Because according to other government statisticians, life expectancies in the UK have been constantly climbing for the past 25 years:
http://www.statistics.gov.uk/cci/nugget.asp?ID=168

Doesn't marry up does it?

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