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New Super Nanny - Addicted to our Cash

Doctors should ask patients about their drinking more often, says Nice - Telegraph
The advice over patients and their drinking habits are being issued to doctors as part of the first ever official medical guidelines from the National Institute for health and Clinical Excellence (Nice) on how to deal with the country's spiralling drink problems.
One in four people - a total of 10 million - is estimated to be putting their health at risk by drinking more alcohol than the recommended limits.

UK-wide crackdown on alcohol looms to close cross-Border loophole - Scotsman.com News
David Mundell MP, minister of state at the Scotland Office, said this was an area where the two administrations could co-operate to mutual benefit, if the Scottish Parliament goes its own way.
"I represent a Border constituency (Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale) and if we do have very different pricing (in Scotland and England], the main beneficiary would be Asda in Carlisle. That's the reality of going down that route.
A Scottish Conservative spokesman said: "Using the tax and duty system to target problem products would avoid indiscriminate collateral damage that unit pricing could cause – and any increase in revenue would go to the Exchequer to help tackle the deficit."

I thought we had voted this lot out.


Maybe before he starts creaming himself over "any increase in revenue" David Dumbell ought to remember that the EU have already ruled that minimum pricing is illegal.

As todays Matt cartoon put it, "About my alcohol intake? Well it's a bit early for me but I'll have a Gin & Tonic"

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