The BMA- now entirely a temperance organisation- has called for a total ban on alchohol advertising. My, it seems like only yesterday I was saying to drinkers, if you support this smoking ban you’re next, and they were saying, LOLZ, no, drink doesn’t waft around, anyway everybody loves drink, they wouldn’t dare…
Note how the authors of the report are identified in the headline as “doctors” rather than a specific organisation, thus creating the illusion that all doctors everywhere want a ban, not just a committee at their trade organisation. The report gets a quote from one of the authors, named as Professor Gerard Hastings, a quick google of which reveals he’s the head and founder of the “Institute of Social Marketing”. What’s that? Well, it’s an anti-advertising lobby group, that’s what, basically pushing the message that advertising is evil and teaches us bad things, whereas a bunch of fucking cunts like Gerard Bastard Hastings pumping out propaganda day and night isn’t, presumably. Oh, and he’s director of “the Cancer Research UK Centre for Tobacco Control Research”, so I think that’s a pretty clear indicator of what him and his gurning cohorts are planning to do to drinkers.
The report pumps out the usual rubbish- that we’re all suddenly drinking far more for instance, which simply is not true (I can’t be arsed to look up the stats, but we’re not) and bear in mind this quote from his ISM website-
“Tobacco, which kills half its long term users, provides an extreme example of this, but other industries like alcohol and food are also coming under scrutiny.”
Where tobacco leads, drinks and food will follow. You have been warned.
Also, not surprising to see odious rentaquote wanker Don Shenker of fake charity Alcohol Concern with more grist for the mill.
Remember people, this is Britain. You’re not here to enjoy yourself.
The ever reliable Dick Puddlecote has the stats on consumption (not rising as I said above) and a more thorough discussion.