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18-02-2010, 16:22
The latest anti-drink horror story in the Daily Wail is that a majority of children are introduced to alcoholic drinks at home (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1251531/Underage-drinking-bigger-problem-white-middle-class-families.html), and this alleged problem is worse in white middle-class families. You just can’t win, really – if a majority began drinking in the pub or on a park bench that would be cause for even more outrage. Surely it should be seen as a positive factor that young people have their first drink in a controlled environment under adult supervision. And it is disingenuous to refer to them as “underage drinkers”, when drinking alcohol under the age of 18 at home is a perfectly legal activity. The article concludes: “Successive studies have shown that the younger someone starts drinking, the more they consume throughout their lives.” Umm, isn’t that a statement of the bleeding obvious?


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