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Whilst the economy go's to hell, Labour's best is smaller wine glasses.

Pubs must offer smaller glasses, the latest silly rule from the fag end  government of fat PM Gordon Brown(left)...Pubs will be forced to sell wine in smaller glasses as part of a Government crackdown on binge drinking.

All drinkers will be able to order wine in 125ml glasses and ministers hope it will stop women from unintentionally exceeding safe drinking levels.

The amount of alcohol women drink is soaring. Experts blame the trend for pubs and bars to sell wine in larger glasses.

A standard glass of wine used to be 125ml - around one unit of alcohol. But most pubs now serve wine in a 'small' 175ml glass or a 'large' 250ml glass - as much as a third of a bottle of wine.

One in ten bars use 250ml as their standard size. With strong wine the glass can contain 3.5 units of alcohol - enough to put a woman over the driving limit and the recommended daily allowance of two to three units.

Ministers are drawing up a mandatory code of practice, to be released next month, which is expected to say that any venue serving alcohol must offer customers a choice of the size of drink they order.

Bars and pubs would still be able to offer 175ml and 250ml measures.

Forty-three per cent of middle class professionals admit they exceed safe alcohol guidelines every week, according to official figures.

So lets see with 6 pubs closing a day, this is the best New Labour can offer the nation? Even more costs for the publican to take, all based on units that were plucked out of the air!
Guidelines on safe alcohol consumption limits that have shaped health policy in Britain for 20 years were “plucked out of the air” as an “intelligent guess”.

The Times reveals today that the recommended weekly drinking limits of 21 units of alcohol for men and 14 for women, first introduced in 1987 and still in use today, had no firm scientific basis whatsoever.

Subsequent studies found evidence which suggested that the safety limits should be raised, but they were ignored by a succession of health ministers.
Bless em' they love nannying, you can bet that this regulation has the grubby fingerprints of that illiberal small minded fucknut Prof Ian Gilmore.(He is the scrotal sack with the glasses by the way.)

Still he is just part of the problem, as regulation is also called for by the state Quango industry of fake charities, that is funded by the state - in short extorted from you by tax:

This from a government that talks of nazi style health mentors.
Some fake charities include:
So called Quango's/Charities designed to parrot HM Govt reports.

3 people have spoken:

it's either banned or compulsory said...

Thanks government, thanks for saving me from the confusion caused by larger glasses and telling me that drinking more alcohol will get me pissed quicker, " I'll have a small wine please, best make that two, cheers ! "

Fidothedog said...

Yep pointless, utterly pointless.

Old Bag said...

with the fucking state this country is in, is it really any wonder people want to get shitfaced regularly?