So, according to WHO (not Doctor Who, the World Health Organisation, which, no is not a gay spa), the British are among the heaviest boozers in the known world. Which we kind of thought we already knew.
Apparently, the average Briton drinks more than 13 litres of pure alcohol a year (a year! That sounds like a rather giddy weekend!), which is more than Frenchies or any other Euros and weighs in at around 500 pints. Which is only a pint and a half every single day. Which doesn’t sound much when you put it like that.
Obviously drinking is not big or clever (though enjoyable and understandable considering what we’ve been going through recently, goddammit! Who are you to judge us? Want to take it outside? etc) and the WHO has said that governments need to squash the habit in their populations. Well, good luck with that one. Governments have been trying that trick in good old booze Britain for the last thousand years or so without much discernable success.
So, as we teeter home for a (what shall we have?) Martini Rosso on the rocks with a twist of orange, we will think very seriously about the health implications of the coming weekend.
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