Poor old nannying fussbuckets. After an unremitting torrent of statistical garbage about booze, fags and burgers and how they're killing us. Despite dire warnings of the "obesity crisis" and "alcohol pandemic". And following endless uncritical coverage from the BBC and national press...
...it seems us English are living longer, healthier lives!
Healthy life expectancy (HLE) increased by more than two years in the period 2008-10 compared with 2005-07.
The proportion of life spent in good health has increased in England and Wales, but fallen in Scotland and Northern Ireland.
The ONS figures also show that more than four-fifths of a lifetime in the UK is spent in good health from birth.
Bit of a pity for the fussbuckets, eh? However, I'm sure they'll be back tomorrow with their calls for bans on this and new controls on that - all to to tune of "it's for the children."
A pox on them!