Heavy taxes must be imposed on all alcoholic drinks if Britain's "binge-drinking" culture is to be broken, doctors will warn the Government in a report.
The taxes should be "proportionate", with the biggest levies imposed on drinks with the highest alcoholic content, says the British Medical Association.
In the report, to be published in the new year, the association will call for the Government to introduce a raft of new measures to combat binge-drinking, which critics say has increased since the Licensing Act allowed 24-hour drinking two years ago this week.
The association, which represents 139,000 doctors, and students, will also call for an advertising ban on alcohol similar to that on tobacco.
For fuck's sake, will you just FUCK OFF! Not only have you been utterly discredited in every way, but, as Timmy points out, your ideas won't even fucking work.
You would rather hope that intelligent and well educated people like doctors would note a few things. For example, that we already have high alcohol taxes and they are indeed higher [PDF] on those drinks with higher alcohol contents (Table 1, page 3).
Secondly, that we have free trade amongst the EU nations. That means that you can buy elsewhere and consume in Britain: paying the lower duty levels elsewhere. Finally, that we already have, relative to many other EU members, high alcohol taxation. Higher, in fact, than nations which do not have a binge-drinking culture.
Oh well, perhaps intelligent and well educated is not the same as capable of thought.
It's the sheer fucking cheek of it that grips my shit; one would have thought that, having been proven liars on the issue of salt and that it had been recently revealed that they pulled the safe alcohol limits out of their collective arse, medicos would have the good grace to shut the fuck up, if only out of a sense of shame at being discovered to be liars, charlatans and hypocrites.
But, no, these fucking little bastards insist on piping up with the same old horseshit. HAVE YOU NO SHAME?