Sunday, 9 December 2012

Sober young people in the news...


For about the past two years or so I've been pointing out to anyone who'll listen that there isn't a massive alcohol problem in the UK and that the problem is least evident among the young. Finally, this news has reached the Daily Mail:

The latest Department for Health report shows just 17 per cent of women, aged 16 to 24, drank more than six units of alcohol on their heaviest day of drinking, compared to 27 per cent in 2005.

There was also a drop for men, with less than a quarter drinking more than eight units compared to 32 per cent in 2005.

The Smoking, Drinking and Drug Use Among Young People in England report also reveals 12 per cent of 11 to 15-year-olds drank alcohol the week before they were polled in 2011 compared to 26 per cent in 2001.

In 2010, more than half had never taste alcohol before, compared to 39 per cent in 2001, while 32 per cent thought it was acceptable to drink, a drop of nearly 10 per cent from 2003.

Have you got that all you health facists, nannying fussbuckets and New Puritans? Now go away and leave us to our lives.



Anonymous said...

I find it quite surprising that you constantly extoll 'democracy' but, on your blog, refuse to publish sensible, inoffensively worded comments. For example, a couple of days ago, regarding the take-over of local authorities by unelected 'experts', you chose not to publish my comment.
If democracy is to survive, then councillors must denounce the take-over of local decision-making by 'experts'.
It isn't difficult. If the local MSM is antagonistic, in the sense that the proprietors of local newspapers are part of the anti-democracy movement, then they must be by-passed. Councillors must set up soap boxes in the town hall square and denounce the New Aristocracy (including those Councillors who are derived from the Common Purpose organisation.
It is the only way. Only you and other councillors can do it. YOU HAVE BEEN ELECTED!

Simon Cooke said...

For reasons know only to the darker parts of 'blogger' your comment didn't get (or I missed)an e-mail notification. So it didn't get published. The situation is now rectified.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for that - I should have known!