Thursday, February 7, 2008

Joined up government

So the Labour Government in the person of Home Secretary Jacqui Smith proposes that parents be made responsible for their children's consumption of alcohol, or that children enter into "agreements" with youth workers to control their binge drinking.

Is this the same Government that gave us legislation to make town centres "alcohol free zones" where police officers would arrest young people found in posession of cans?

And the same Labour Government which allowed smart brewery chains to package their drinks in "tetra pak" style milk cartons to evade the very legislation they'd just brought in?

Right hand knowing what the left hand's doing - just what we need for joined up government.

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