Monday, March 14, 2011

Anti-Saloon League reject Government 'responsibility deal' on alcohol

Last week, the subject of tobacco came up with the inevitable "the Government needs to protect people from dying" argument (which conveniently missed the reality that we all die eventually). In opposition there was, of course, those who think such desires to hide cigarettes from view and put everything in plain packaging will just increase the illict trade in tobacco from that bloke in the pub who just got back from abroad.

This week, we have that other vice, the dreaded booze. You see, a number of 'charities', including Alcohol Concern (also known as the Woman's Christian Temperance Union and a fake charity), the Royal College of Physicians and the British Liver Trust, have got together (to be known as collectively as the Anti-Saloon League) and rejected the Government's "responsibility deal" on alcohol saying it is not tough enough.

Now, did you know that in just under eight years time, it will be the 100th Anniversary of the 18th Amendment to the United States Constitution which was eventually repealed some 24 years later by the 21st Amendment.... just saying.

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