Here I am, bothering nobody, and the Nanny State is at it again. Now they’re targeting middle-aged drinkers. (well, OK, I’m middle-to-old-age…)
You might have noticed one of my favourite tipples on the right… Comes with a very useful (yawn !) label indicating that a) the flagon contains 15 units of alcohol, and b) that the contents must be consumed within five days…..
Well now, there’s a dilemna, our lovely Nanny State decrees that three units of alcohol a day is enough for anyone – over that and you become a risk to yourself, and a burden on the State. Ah, is that why alcoholics get more Income Support than ‘relatively sober’ claimants, to cover the cost of the extra booze ?
So – anyway – is this ALL I can drink over a five day period ? It’s enough to make me start smoking my pipe again ! Which I probably will do, on the first of July, when a ‘smoking in public places’ ban comes into place (with emphasis on the ‘pub’ in ‘public’…).
I, for one, totally acknowledge the right to not breathe in stale cancerous cigarette smoke, but moving all the smokers onto pavements – where they can breathe in even more cancerous exhaust fumes as well – isn’t exactly a productive move.
“Power to the People” I say ! Leave us alone…..
The government is just a bunch of hypocrites anyway – they certainly don’t want to lose the tax/duty they charge on alcohol/tobacco/fuel ! That’d mean there wouldn’t be enough money to keep our lads in Iraq and Afghanistan……