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Blighter o' the day

Readers may wish to substitute a stronger word...

From Lords Hansard, I bring you this exchange:

"Lord Avebury: To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions the Department of Health has had with HM Treasury and other departments on the impact on consumption of measures to ensure that alcohol duty increases are passed on to consumers in full".

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Health (Lord Darzi of Denham): Increases in alcohol duty are a matter for Her Majesty's Treasury".

Thanks a whole bunch Lord Avebury. His lordship is a hereditary (4th) and a Liberal Democrat, and ought to be ashamed of himself. His rechabite tendencies might be owed to his Buddhism, as apparently the Buddha enjoined his followers to abjure intoxicants.

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Anonymous J. Thorpe said... 5:46 pm

Ah yes. Eric Lubbock, referred to by Private Eye as Eric Buttock...

Interesting tho' that he's Buddist.

Also sprach der Buddha...  



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