Doctors in the North West of England have called for the introduction of a minimum price for alcohol.
About 3,800 people die of alcohol-related causes in the region every year and hospital admissions have risen by 64% since 2004.
The directors of public health (DHPs) in the region believe the trend, which costs the NHS about £400m a year, is "simply unsustainable".
At least the Westmonster gummint are resisting the call, unlike the bunch of complete and utter pricks who dictate to us Jocks from Edinburgh.
No doubt there will be a 'public health campaign' to educate the masses of the danger of drinking. Apparently it's unhealthy to walk past Victoria Wines more than twice a day now.
Why won't they understand that we all know that it's bad for us. Punishing everyone because a few fuckwits over-do it is not the answer. If alcohol didn't exist the idiots that drink to excess would find something else to get off their tits to, like licking poisonous toads or something.
It's a scientific fact that everyone who breathes actually dies. Yes, air is deadly. Fact. I don't see anyone campaigning to tax that into oblivion.