Griffith Edwards died last week. He wasn’t exactly famous, except within alcohol policy circles, but as one of the intellectual pillars of what I term medical temperance his influence and ideas shape the politics of drinking today, from the nature of...
Three in four (78%) of 18-24 year olds say they think it is acceptable to get drunk in front of workmates on a Friday night after work, new research from alcohol education charity Drinkaware has revealed.
It was a premature birth and the mother was unexpected. Instead of health minister Andrew Lansley delivering the Government Alcohol Strategy this week, home secretary Theresa May suddenly appeared as his surrogate last Friday.
The drink debate is firmly on the agenda in pubs, clubs, doctors’ surgeries and even the House of Commons bar, where it could be said that low prices encourage our stressed MPs to binge at the taxpayers’ expense.