Even on a Sunday the porky puritan can't help being a moronic arsehole. Having heard Liam Donaldson (aka Tedious Fat Cunt) banging on about laws on alcohol price that would punish merely those who are responsible drinkers, my red mist-o-meter was on raging crimson. However, on reading around, the blogosphere was already seething with anger at the hypocritical shit (see further down).
I've been banging this drum for quite a while now, of course, so after an initial reaction not dissimilar to the artilleryman in War of the Worlds ("Be on your way, this is my territory"), I settled in to read, with relish, some very fine reactions elsewhere.
The Filthy Smoker again nailed it over at the Devil's digs, and Raedwald eloquently gave him the finger. The Penguin made him the Hoon of the Day.
EU Referendum appears almost psychic with this article, pointing out that not only is it probably against EU case law, it is undoubtedly going to result in ... kerching! ... more taxes for the government.
Faced with the near impossibility of making unilateral measures work, one can see heavy lobbying by the Scottish government for action this side of the border as well.
There could only be one possible outcome – higher booze taxes for us all. I am sure Mr Brown will be only too happy to oblige, to save his fellow Scots.
Why don't we just let the Jocks rule us all in the UK? Oh, sorry, they already are (see previous smoking laws).
Pride of place, though, has to be to the genius who pointed out Donaldson's Wikipedia entry.
Despite his championing of public health issues, such as the public ban on smoking and now his proposed 'minimum alcohol price', Donaldson has been widely reported to be clinically obese.
It was edited at 02:04, without a citation, and is still there! In fact, someone has added to it. I'm sure it will disappear soon, so I took a screenshot earlier, just in case.
Oh yeah, nearly forgot the hypocritical bit. The elephant-memoried Freedom2Choose pulled this Times article out today.
A NEW centre for binge drinking has been identified in the heart of London: the headquarters of the British Medical Association.
The BMA, which condemned 24-hour drinking last week and called for higher taxes on alcohol, faces accusations of hypocrisy after complaints of drunken antics at its central London headquarters.
It has emerged that while blaming everyone else for Britain’s binge-drinking culture and demanding a general sobering-up, the BMA wants to stay open for two hours longer, until 1am. Its application to extend its drinking licence has attracted allegations of antisocial behaviour by partygoers.
However, residents of nearby homes have complained of the guests “frolicking” on scaffolding outside the building, “urin-ating” outside neighbouring properties on Tavistock Square and “causing disturbances” in the early hours.
Hey. Fat drunken physicians, heal thy hypocritical binge-drinking self-regarding disgusting selves.