You have to laugh.
I came across a snippet the other day. Apparently our Department of Health [hah! If ever there was an ironic title….] has decided that Cheddar Cheese is a lethal substance. This vile food is to be banned from our television screens until after the watershed. Having spent years advertising the stuff as an excellent source of protein and even giving it away free as a gesture of benevolence they have now decided that this evil muck is dangerous. So dangerous, in fact that it’s worse for the health than Diet Coke.
Then I hear that the National Substance Misuse Strategy Steering Group [Fuck!! What a great title!] wants all drink company sponsorship to cease for arts events.
Things can’t get much better can they?
They are really getting the old ball rolling on both the alcohol and the obesity fronts. Advertising is always the first salvo. Then we’ll have second-hand obesity and second-hand alcoholism. Maybe a few third-hands?
Next we’ll be hearing that there is no safe level of alcohol.
Yes. It’s there. Second paragraph under “The harm done by alcohol”. First there was no safe level of nicotine, now there is no safe level of alcohol. Is there anything with a safe level?
So all you people who just shrugged when the smoking ban came in had better watch out.
Sooner or later it will be your turn.