Saturday 16 January 2010


A Conservative Green Paper headlined ‘A Healthier Nation’, recommends that advisory labels on every bottle of beer, wine or spirit sold in Britain should suggest a “socially responsible” level of consumption as well as alcohol content.
                                                              The Times  -  Jan 14th

This is all very good and well, but the paper fails to take into consideration a huge percentage of drinkers in this country, who, despite being old enough to buy and consume alcohol in a pub, have the literacy skills of a garden vegetable and believe that 'social recreational activity' is smashing a beer bottle over someone’s head rather than being able to read the tiny label stuck on the side.