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UK brains development program

Postby ksl » Thu, 02 Sep 2010 10:30 pm

Ministers fighting for a 45p unit alcohol tax!

No bloody wonder the whole Country is in a mess, with some of these suggestions http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-11155653

Admittedly there is a drink problem in areas, like the north west, but the suggestions don't help at all the people or the NHS.

I read on the news yesterday almost 700,000 drink related cases ended up in hospital visits, the most in North West and least down South.

Though what is more obvious is not the danger of more drinkers but the quality of Ministers at stake when there is a population of 60 million plus though i doubt anyone is really interested, as the quality of life on (income)is only enough for one beer and a couple of roll ups in the North West!
What are we looking at top income of managers around 25 to 35k before tax, pay the rent and everyone is broke :cry: Holiday in Blackpool perhaps nothing changed since Queen Victoria for most people, pubs closing, social life in ruins and no work..... Service active countries are non profitable, as services are outsourced to cheaper countries

Did you know the UK had to give a Taiwanese Company £80 million so they would open a factory in Scotland, very sad state of affairs to read an article with such pathetic suggestions, wouldn't mind if it all went to the NHS but it doesn't.

I would be happy to pay for good services, but like an old age pensioner said, once you are on pension you are down graded on the NHS as a non priority patient. When i had heart attack in UK, i was discharged after 5 days without any tests other than those i had before the attack, showing no signs of trouble.

Then told it would take 3 months before they call me in for an angiogram yeah right! :o Though the service i got in hospital by all foreign doctors and nurses was better than what i paid for here in Singapore with a private room.

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Re: UK brains development program

Postby februus » Fri, 03 Sep 2010 8:38 am

ksl wrote:Ministers fighting for a 45p unit alcohol tax!
I read on the news yesterday almost 700,000 drink related cases ended up in hospital visits, the most in North West and least down South.


It's not just a problem in the northwest, the same study showed "The highest rates of alcohol-attributable crime occur in the London region where there were 12.2 crimes per 1,000 residents"

I know that's not the point you were making, but wanted to balance it up a bit.

In a way I can see what they are getting at. Since moving to Singapore, my alcohol intake has reduced simply because I think it's now an expensive luxury rather than a daily activity. I don't think it solves the root problems though.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 03 Sep 2010 9:03 am

Funny enough, when I came to Singapore my drinking doubled at least, if not more. Course I worked in the offshore oil industry at the time back in the 80's and we had a penchant for drinking all night every night when not on the rigs. Today, however, I'm lucky to drink a six-pack every three months or so (and that's usually with ksl!).


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