The government’s “responsibility” deal on alcohol looks likely to fall apart as health experts, angered by the limited concessions required of the drinks industry, consider walking away from the table.
The deal, between the industry, the government and health experts – including the chiefs of groups such as Alcohol Concern and the British Liver Trust, as well as senior doctors working on alcohol-related health problems – was billed, when launched last summer, as a fresh, collaborative approach to a serious public health problem.
Now me, I’m of the impression that we’re a parliamentary democracy. Not a corporatist state.
If some fake charity dressed up as a part of “civil society” like Alcohol Concern (in reality, just a fig leaf for the prodnoses who would have all joy and fun sucked from the world) decide that they don’t like the laws that the government is going to pass, or are unhappy with “the deal” being made well, fine, fuck off then.
Who in buggery elected you?