Why is the government keen not to upset the drinks lobby? | Liberal Conspiracy

Diane Abbott, the Public Health spokeswoman for the Labour Party, writing about the responsibility deal and the government’s alcohol strategy:

The government is keen, eager even, not to upset the drinks lobby, ignoring robust measures such as: banning adverts for alcohol on TVs and at cinemas if they may be seen by kids, as happens in France; or make teaching about the dangers of alcohol abuse a part of the national curriculum.

The government hopes that while they concentrate on stopping drunks from causing a scene on a night out in the city, multinational drink companies are bending over backwards to stop binge drinking in the first place.

This is a strategy that is wilfully naive and does nothing to tackle one of the biggest health issues of the day.

via Why is the government keen not to upset the drinks lobby? | Liberal Conspiracy.

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