And that telling people that they are 'hazardous drinkers' if they consume more than eight cans of Stella per week is quite absurd.
They're holding an inquiry on the subject, so they are.
Committee announce new inquiry into the evidence base for alcohol guidelinesEasy peasy.
The Committee seeks submissions on the following matters:
1. What evidence are Government’s guidelines on alcohol intake based on, and how regularly is the evidence base reviewed?
2. Could the evidence base and sources of scientific advice to Government on alcohol be improved?
3. How well does the Government communicate its guidelines and the risks of alcohol intake to the public?
4. How do the UK Government’s guidelines compare to those provided in other countries?
1) Fantasy, and regularly in the drive to further denormalise perfectly acceptable behaviour at the behest of publicy-funded puritans.
2) Yes, they could exhibit some semblance of being based in the real world.
3) Very well, it's just that what is communicated is so absurd as to be ignored. Try not being so bloody hyperbolic and perhaps people might listen.
4) What has this to do with other countries? Compare apples with apples, you clowns.
Apparently, any submissions are to be less than 3,000 words so the above should just about qualify.
On a serious note, I took advice as to who is entitled to respond to this consultation (because sometimes the public are excluded) and it wasn't too discouraging.
I think anyone can submit written evidence to the committee but the Committee are not obligated to take it into account. From the written evidence, the Committee will invite certain groups/companies/individuals to give oral evidence.A shot is good enough for me. Shall we?
Basically, it’s worth a shot - but I’m not sure how much influence it would have.
We have until 14th September.