Middle-class parents have been taken to task by the Chief Medical Officer, Sir Liam Donaldson, over what he calls their “obsession” with serving watered-down wine to their children.
Baroness Stern, charged by Harriet Harman to conduct a review into the way rape cases are handled, told the Evening Standard that being drunk was no defence. For the man, that is: she seems to take a different view of drunken women.
A string of newspapers lamented the excesses of the young in response to an NHS report detailing their illicit activities.
The Liberal Democrats have issued a press release bemoaning the increase in alcohol-related deaths in the past ten years. But it's a bit exaggerated.
Drinking can damage your liver, as we've all known for a long time. But how many moderate drinkers end up in NHS liver-wards?