Making Everything Worse Forever, UK Edition

Just so you know, I really don’t care about this. So long as you don’t get sh*t-faced enough to think that hurling a rock through one of my windows is a splendid idea, you can go and drink yourself silly.

The UK government’s alcohol guidelines have been branded as ‘dead in the water’ by new consumer group Drinkers’ Voice, following criticism from health specialists and industry groups.


The guidelines were reduced from 21 units a week to 14 units for all drinkers last year. The chief medical officers, who are responsible for the guidelines, have also said that there is ‘no safe level’ of alcohol.

Typical. “No safe level”, huh? It must be nice to know more than the combined human experience which, at this point, stretches some 11,000 years.

The group believes that the industry’s decision to remove the guidelines from labels “reflects a general mistrust” of the government’s advice.

“People just don’t want to listen to the government when it comes to alcohol advice anymore,” said Drinkers’ Voice director Byron Davies.

“We are opposed to the guidelines, not least because they are among the lowest in Europe. There is little scientific evidence behind them and they have been discredited by many as being based on biased opinion and distorted statistics.

Ya think?

Keep in mind that this is just an example, albeit a British one. Don’t forget that our own precious Gummint has spent the better part of a half-century going on about salt, fat, and carbohydrates, all of which has turned out to be wrong. All those people who suffered with bland food? And the folks whose weight ballooned by chowing down on the carbs? Ignore them, because the Government always knows best. Go ahead, pull the other finger; you’re gonna love it.

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