Why the alcohol advertising ban just won’t wash

Headline writers were overjoyed again this week, as the BMA proposed a blanket ban on alcohol advertising in an effort to cut drinking among the ‘youth of today’ (copyright!). I think most people would agree that more and more people are drinking to excess and it’s having an impact on society, but the notion that a complete ban would have […]

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What happened to basic maths?

We went out for some food and drink last night and ended up, after some tapas, in The White Hart in Crystal Palace. Since the birth of A I don’t go into pubs as often as I used to, but I’m not a complete irregular and I was struck by how reliant many pubs have become on their computerised tills. […]

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Where does the time go?

Sometimes I wonder what I did with my life before I had kids. The weekends always seemed to stretch out like a never-ending chasm, to be filled with drinking wine, cooking lovely food and watching TV or going to the movies. Now, I occasionally get to cook lovely food, drink wine as long as it’s not too much, or else […]

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