During the past few days we have seen a Select Committee sit down with Max Mosley and Gerry McCann and discuss how the media has destroyed their lives by making gross and libellous accusations and allegations against them. It is alleged that McCann’s and Mosley’s evidence would be of benefit to all.
The televised Select Committee meeting appeared to show that the Press Complaints Commission is of little use and certainly not fit for all the purposes it was created to do.
Uncannily this week, the Government’s medical advisor Professor Sir Liam Donaldson is now seen to be recommending that each and every consumers pay a minimum price for alcohol beverages in order to prevent the alcoholism and binge-drinking of the few. It is also mooted that another recommendation is for a ban be enforced on all alcoholic drinks retailing at less than 50p per unit.
The Labour chairman of yet another Commons Health Select Kevin Barron is looking forward to Donaldson’s briefing next week and considers that it should certainly be ‘looked at’.
Yesterday we note that yet another Scot has decided that we need to tax chocolate as a means of tackling obesity and addiction to chocolate. This is considered to be a quite urgent matter.
Scottish politicians seem to have a lot of time on their hands at the moment. There must be prizes to be won this month for finding the most punitive ways to tax the consumer on goods that are already over-taxed..