Over a third of adults in Britain drink over the recommended daily amount at least one day a week, figures show.
One day a week? Fuck me: how terrible.
Tell me, o Beeboid, are you still counting even if they drink nothing else during the rest of the week?
Data from the Office for National Statistics for 2007 shows one in five adults consumed more than double the "limit" on their heaviest drinking day.
A separate survey shows awareness of safe drinking limits has increased in the 10 years, but many people are still confused on the exact recommendations.
Well, that is not entirely surprising really.
I am getting tired of pointing this out, you fucking Beeboid shitsticks, but I am going to do so again because you still haven't got it: the drinking limits were made up—a bunch of scientists pulled them out of their arseholes.
So fuck you, you BBC morons: how dare you simply and uncritically publish government statistics as though they had some bearing in fact. Fuck you right in the fucking eye-hole. Are you a reporting organisation or simply the propaganda arm of the NuLabour government? Don't answer that, you fucking socialist bastards.
Don Shenker, chief executive of Alcohol Concern said: "Today's figures show that while the government is moving in the right direction to tackle the country's high levels of harmful and hazardous drinking, action is long overdue."
Ah, Alcohol Concern... This is, of course, a fake charity:
According to its 2007/08 accounts, Alcohol Concern received £515,000 from the Department of Health. It received just £4,991 in public donations.
Now, there has been some debate as to what constitutes a "fake charity": although, as far as I am concerned, any charity in receipt of any level of government funding is a fake. However, Alcohol Concern's total income was £903,246, meaning that 57% of its funding was from the state—it definitely qualifies as a "fake charity".
Finally, no sensationalist alcohol story would be complete without some bunch of fucking medicos sticking their noses in where they aren't wanted.
Professor Ian Gilmore, president of the Royal College of Physicians said: "While people's awareness of the health risks associated with drinking above the recommended limits is surprisingly good, knowledge of those limits is still poor, despite ten years of concerted work to raise awareness levels.
"It is vital that the government take the next step of introducing mandatory labelling on drinks so that people are in a better position to keep track of their own consumption levels."
The RCP are not, as far as I can see, funded by the state. However, we have met Professor Gilmore before.
Seriously, this collection of prize cunts are becoming even more loathesome than 38.3% of our politicians.Professor Ian Gilmore, president of the Royal College of Physicians and Chair of the Alcohol Health Alliance, said: "This research shows that binge drinking and hangovers are not just a problem for younger drinkers.
"Many people underestimate the amount of units they are drinking because drinks have been getting stronger, and glasses larger, over the past couple of decades - a small glass of wine can now be two units, and large glasses three to four units.
Look, Gilmore, you stupid cunt, when will you understand that we know that you and your scientific buddies are more than happy to pull figures out of your arses so that you won't look pig-ignorant. No one believes a word you say. So why don't you go suck on a shotgun, you tedious little bastard.
Please note from the above story that Professor Ian Gilmore is not only a member of the RCP but is also "Chair of the Alcohol Health Alliance" (a fact that is significantly absent from today's Beeb story).
Now, a quick search of fakecharities.org for "Alcohol Health Alliance" throws up such definitely fake charities as Sustain, the Institute for Alcohol Studies and the Alliance House Foundation (formerly the UK Alliance for the Suppression of the Traffic in All Intoxicating Liquors); all of these organisations are heavily funded by the state which means, of course, that the Alcohol Health Alliance is also heavily funded by the state.
As such, Professor Ian Gilmore is a mouthpiece for the government and should probably have his tongue ripped from his lying head before being hanged by his testicles in a tank full of ravenous piranas. The cunt.
Why don't these people just fuck off?
UPDATE: by the way, I thought that anyone who donates to Comic Relief would be relieved and happy to know that you funded Alcohol Concern to the tune of £116,649 in 2008, which is a measly 63% more than the previous year.
Apparently, the money goes towards...
... developing an accredited alcohol training module to support Youth Providers to work more effectively with young people with drink problems. The training module is to be developed and piloted to suit Youth Providers in generic and criminal justice settings and will encompass further support through a dedicated website.
Sounds like fun!