But barely have the Chuckle Brothers stepped through the door of number 10 than we hear the starting gun for the next 5 years of lobbying, ear-bending, shrieking and truth-distorting from these hideous bastards.
And, as we are sadly now accustomed, the vanguard are targeting Jockland again.
In order to curb dangerous drinking, supermarkets must be prevented from selling cheap alcohol and awarding loyalty points with purchases, [Dr Catriona Morton] says.Loyalty points, eh? That's a new one. And somewhat desperate too if this ridiculous fucktard truly believes that withdrawing a 1% reward is going to make any difference whatsoever.
It's the only part of the article I haven't seen or heard (or both) many times before, though. While everyone is talking of the 'new politics', the righteous are treading the same worn out path; still peddling the same fucking lies.
We are facing a new pandemic - alcohol as a major risk factor for poor health.You mean 'new' as in 'not new at all' (see myth No. 1)?
In Scotland, the majority of adults are exceeding recommended drinking limits and 5% (probably more) are alcohol-dependent.These limits, as I tire of keep emphasising, being about as scientific as closing your eyes and thinking of a number. And exceeding these plucked-out-of-a-gipsy's-arse limits, and therefore being classed as 'hazardous', is as innocuous as enjoying 8 cans of Stella per week ... yes, I really do mean per week.
Catriona the Insane carries on ...
We need to do something now to protect not only the health of Scots but the NHS.I sense the 'cost to the NHS' lie coming soon. Sigh.
Pandemics require robust, evidence-based policies.You wouldn't know objective evidence if it tickled your arse with a fucking peacock feather, Catriona. Hideous shitsticks like you work on fear, manipulation and holier-than-thou condemnation ... with a hefty chunk of fake charity cash thrown in.
some alcohol now costs less than bottled water.No it fucking doesn't. Now what was it you were saying about evidence-based policies? Just a paragraph ago, in fact. Let's make this absolutely clear to you. ALCOHOL HAS NEVER, AND WILL NEVER, COST LESS THAN WATER! Now stop fucking lying.
Unlike cigarettes, alcohol does not necessarily harm at "low doses", but our epidemic is because of pervasive high levels of intake, and this is more than sufficient to justify restricting both price and points.It justifies nothing of the sort. We don't jail a whole town because a few of them are thieves, so why punish all drinkers for the actions of a few?
Following the Scottish smoking ban in enclosed public places, there has been a 20% drop in heart attack admissions in non-smokers ( and a 17% year-on-year drop overall).No. There. Hasn't.
Prior to the smoking ban, there was good public health evidence to support it - we now face the same scenario in relation to alcohol.Still following the tobacco control template, I see. Hey CAMRA, you watching this? Do you hear the sound of the big righteous guns coming for you? Always remember that you gave them succour when they were perfecting their methods ... and now they're using them on you. Happy now, twats?
The financial burdens to Scotland of this continued level of drinking are commensurate: over £400 million NHS costs, £170 million for social work and all told, an estimated £2.25 billion a year.Yep, I could see that coming a mile off. The old fallacious 'cost to the NHS' chestnut. Completely ignoring duty on alcohol, pension savings, and the simple, unavoidable fact that drinkers are no more a burden on NHS resources than anyone else.
"It is true that, on the whole, healthy people cost the National Health Service, and indeed the pensions sector, rather more than unhealthy people." - Julian LeGrand, former government health adviser.As I said. It's the same old guff regurgitated ad infinitum in the hope that each time it is trotted out a few more dullards will believe it. Why not? After all, they have hoodwinked the vast majority of our none too bright MPs.
Right Cameron, Clegg. You've been talking about new politics, yeah? How about knocking this shit on the head?
You want cuts? How about starting by sacking every mendacious, anti-social, righteous, state-funded fucknut - like Catriona Morton - out there? We'll believe your 'new kind of politics' if you start protecting your electorate from the tired old system of self-serving vested interests and puritannical headcases.
After all, how better to conclusively prove to us that your administration is about "freedom, fairness and responsibility", eh?