Almost 13 million adults are risking their health by drinking too much because of a failure to appreciate both the increasing strength of alcoholic drinks and the trend for larger measures, Government statisticians have revealed.
In recognition of the increasing strength of drinks and larger measures, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has announced its first revision in almost 30 years of the method for assessing safe levels of alcohol consumption.
Until now, one unit of alcohol was a half-pint of beer, a single measure of spirits or a small (125ml) glass of wine.
A large glass of wine will now be counted as three units, a medium glass as two and a small glass as one and a half units.
Right, so the ONS are, effectively, just moving the goalposts in order to be able to scare people to buggery. Although I prefer to say that they are simply lying.
Men are advised to drink no more than 21 units per week and women only 14.
You lying fucks! People may be advised to drink to those limits but, as we found out some weeks ago, these figures were plucked out of the air so that the lying scientist fucks wouldn't look like ignorant scientific fucks.
As I pointed out that the time, it wasn't even a good guess.
If fact, not only were these limits plucked out of the air, we now understand that they were not even a very intelligent guess.Subsequent studies found evidence which suggested that the safety limits should be raised, but they were ignored by a succession of health ministers.
One found that men drinking between 21 and 30 units of alcohol a week had the lowest mortality rate in Britain. Another concluded that a man would have to drink 63 units a week, or a bottle of wine a day, to face the same risk of death as a teetotaller.
If you look at it that way, these arbitrary guidelines may have cost lives! And yet despite this revelation—despite being rumbled as a bunch of lying cunts—the fucking abysmal health Nazis are moving in to attempt to further curb our "excesses".In a further attack on Britain’s drinkers, it was revealed yesterday that a coalition of health organisations is mounting a campaign to force a 10 per cent increase in alcohol taxation.
The group, headed by the Royal College of Physicians, is also seeking to secure the support of MPs for stricter regulation of the drinks industry and warnings on alcohol advertising. A total of 21 bodies, including Alcohol Concern and the British Liver Trust, will form the Alcohol Health Alliance, according to Harpers Wine and Spirit magazine.
And here we go again. These fuckers are not interested in the science: they are only interested in power and money. They want the power to order the world as they see fit, and the money to be able to buy their way out of having to obey their own diktats.
These people are, to an extent, worse than politicians or civil servants; they are special interest pressure groups, often funded by the state (for who else would willingly spend money on these killjoy shits) to lobby the state, interested only in prolonging the world's "problems" so that they can continue to draw their fat, fucking salaries.
They use the classic "ratchet" concept; achieve one restriction and then move to tighten up that restriction and spread the net yet wider. How else are they to survive?
They are fucking scum and they should be hanged alongside the stinking, traitorous politicians. And why the Telegraph journos are continuing to report these lies without pointing out that they are, in fact, lies, I don't know.
Ian Gilmore, the president of the Royal College of Physicians and the chair of Alcohol Health Alliance, said: "As a nation we are drinking above the safe limits and putting our health at serious risk doing it.
"Those who are drinking too much alcohol aren't just the type you would typically think of as binge drinkers, they are middle-class people who think that having a glass or two a night every night is fine."
It is fine. Now fuck off and die, you blow-hard shit-stain.