Nanny Stats Yet Again
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?