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Piss poor media reporting and lies put across as facts.

The Daily Mail run with some classic howlers in this load of old horse cock. Pub chain JD Wetherspoon has sparked fears it is encouraging binge drinking by selling beer at just 99p a pint.
It is re-running its controversial ‘January sale’ campaign from last year – but this time it is extending the 99p deal to include glasses of wine and shots of gin.
Charities have condemned pubs which slash drink prices as ‘irresponsible’, saying it simply encourages people to drink more. Drink is already 60 per cent lower than it was in real terms in 1980.
Now I am no fan of chav booze seller JD Wetherscum, indeed I have often described them as a supermarket in pubs clothing. A soulless clone pub chain, devoid of all originality, with none of the games you find in real pubs and less atmosphere than the fucking moon. However, the demon booze argument has been debunked and should be nailed to cross and left to die once and for all.

Really? Sure about that "fact" about cheap booze are we Daily Mail? The truth as the Office of National Statistics shows, this is utter horse cock:
Between 1980 and 2008, the price of alcohol increased by 283.3%. After considering inflation (at 21.3%), alcohol prices increased by 19.3% over the period.
Nope, so that's one lie debunked.

It comes just a week after it emerged that almost a million people were admitted to hospital for drink-related reasons last year.

Okay, now lets debunk this one the almost a million people sounds a lot. Yet how many of them were mad pant pissing alcoholic's from Scotland, who see a trip to A and E as a weekly trip out. I am sure should the figures be broken down, the largest numbers will be spotty teens and repeat offenders like Mad Jock McPant Pisser.

Plus if factor in the fact that each night millions of people go out, enjoy themselves and do not end up splashing half a gallon of alco pop over some junior doctors shoes at 3AM, neither do they get arrested and suffer nothing more than a sore head in the morning. That however fails to make a story in the Daily Mail.

And naturally the self appointed moral guardian and new age prohibitionist one Don Shenker of fake charity and taxpayer funded quango Alcohol Concern : 'This is a shocking indictment on the Government's failure to tackle harms from alcohol misuse.

'The Government must take strong measures on the affordability and availability of alcohol to reduce the unnecessary burden on the NHS and improve everyone's health.

Note that Don is speaking as someone not elected to any office, who is funded by your taxes and believes he knows what is best for you. No matter what you may think.

Last year, the fake charity and quango Alcohol Concern condemned Wetherspoons’ move, saying that if the drinks industry did not regulate itself, the government should step in.

Don Shenker, chief executive of fake taxpayer funded non job quango Alcohol Concern, said: 'Alcohol is not an ordinary commodity like bread or milk.
'Alcohol causes harm to the nation's health and economy, and there appears to be a strong link between cheap alcohol and the high levels of binge drinking.'

If those are not the words of a thin lipped prohibitionist, a member of the New Labour funded temperance movement then I don't know what are?...

See also http://donshenkerisacunt.blogspot.com/
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6 people have spoken:

subrosa said...

Well done Fido. Like the facelift too, very smart.

Fidothedog said...

Cheers, glad ya like the facelift.

Needed to tackle this one, Don an booze myths in the Daily Nazi reported as facts.

Curmudgeon said...

What they do to come up with these dodgy stats is to compare alcohol prices with incomes rather than with the general level of prices. Since (despite the best efforts of the Labour Party over the years) we are actually considerably better off than we were in 1980, this makes pretty much everything look cheaper. It is a dishonest use of statistics and if you come across anyone using it you know they have an axe to grind.

Oldrightie said...

Global bloody warming, don't drink, smoke or get married. Bloody Gummint of zero talents.

banned said...

"Drink is already 60 per cent lower than it was in real terms in 1980."
Spotted that downright lie straight away, thanks for the ONS proof.
Also, Don Wanker needs reminding that alcohol tax puts far more into government coffers than it shells out for alcohol related spending by the NHS and Police, in fact I demand a refund.

Thatsnews said...

I like Wetherspoons.

They take time to get a sensible and locally important name for the pub. And unlike -for example- the Smith and Jones chain, you know if you go in to a Wetherspoon pub that you WILL be able to buy real ales and that there WILL be reasonable foods available at sensible prices.

I agree with you on Alcohol Concern.