Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Theenk of the cheeeeeeldrennn!

I remember now why I don't watch news TV any more. This morning, while I was having my morning piss, I had the misfortune of being able to hear Margaret Atkinson, the "Children's Commissioner for England" wittering on about the effect of "regular" binge drinking parents on their kids.

"Regular binge drinking" apparently means getting pissed, whether it's once a week or once a month. Apparently, if you do this, it's detrimental to the health of your kids. (Never mind if the little fuckers drive you to drink, eh?)

But these kids are so sophisticated. Apparently, they want warning labels on booze and they want to ban booze advertising. Who saw that coming, eh?

Who would have thought, when supporting all these unpleasant restrictions on those evil smokers, that boozers would be next in line? Heaven forbid!

So, the opening salvo in the war on drink has been fired. For the cheeeeeldrennn!

First up: warning labels on booze. Then when that does nothing, graphic warning labels on booze. Then when that does nothing, a ban on booze advertising. Then when that does nothing, plain packaging on booze.

And then, of course, McDonalds, Dominos and Burger King.

1984 - here we come!


Woman on a Raft said...

Does anybody else find it strange that at the same time that smoking and drinking are increasingly hidden from children, sex is made more visible?

Just musin'.

Farenheit211 said...

WOAR, I've noticed this too.

PJH said...

From the "report" that was commissioned - this is from the summary at the start of the report (page 8):

"...the number of children who are affected by/living with parental alcohol misuse - is largely unknown. However, estimates suggest..."

The whole thing is predicated on guesswork.

I haven't got any further fisking it. Yet.

Anonymous said...

"So, the opening salvo in the war on drink has been fired."

I think you must have been asleep for a few years. ;) The opening salvo was fired long ago!

Bill d'Sarse said...


This can't be right. Only last night we were being told (via Panaorama), "Joan Bakewell investigates alcohol problems among those aged 65 and over, the age group most likely to drink every day, at home and alone."

Listen, If I want a drink, I'll have one. No matter what age or parental status I am, so f*ck off.

Nanny Beeb - f*cking c*nts, the lot of them.

Leg-iron said...

I'm afraid I cannot think about children. It is illegal to do so.

So sod 'em. they are the common denominator in all the world's problems so the obvious and only sensible solution is...

eradicate all the children.

Anonymous said...

I don't have any progeny (as yet) so fuck em, no doubt Joan Bakewell will be so gulled as to chap my door in 20 years time enquiring about my drinking habits.

She and her crew will get a wholehearted "FUCK OFF" from I.

Anonymous said...

God forbid children being made aware of the oldest, most natural thing for 2 consenting humans to do.

Let's just keep them in the dark about the whole thing and tell them not to do it because God doesn't want them to. Sod sex education and contraception, abstinence and misinformation are the best ways to go.

That's why we have such low teenage pregnancy figures in this country.

Oh wait...