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The Budget: Red Boxes and Booze!, The Money Blog

The Budget: Red Boxes and Booze!

It’s the traditions that make the Budget interesting. But today’s won’t be as traditional as you’d hope.

By | The Money Blog | Wednesday, 20 March 2013 at 8:00 am

Scotland’s 50p alcohol tax: Battling health with money, Health

Scotland’s 50p alcohol tax: Battling health with money

Scotland has elevated far beyond Theresa May’s 40p proclamation then, with an impetus to enforce a minimum 50p per unit levy on alcohol prices. Nicola Sturgeon’s arguments are less annoying than Theresa’s at least; if we were to hear yet another tirade of ‘pre-loading’ nonsense I fear for my health for entirely different reasons.

By | Health, Notebook, Opinion | Wednesday, 16 May 2012 at 10:29 am

Time for a new approach to alcohol, Health

Time for a new approach to alcohol

Ambulances were called and three drunk teenagers were brought to my care. One was so drunk we had to suction out the vomit from her mouth to stop her choking to death. Another girl wet herself and then proceeded to vomit on the floor and hurl abuse at the staff. The third was so unconscious we ended up having to take over their breathing and taking them for a CT scan of their head to check that they hadn’t had a head injury. Why on why does this happen so regularly?

By | Health, Notebook | Wednesday, 15 February 2012 at 9:59 am

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