Research published yesterday claims that that the middle classes are drinking more than a glass of wine a day. Apparently the figures will be used by the Government to target middle-class wine drinkers.
Dawn Primarolo, the Public Health Minister, said: "Most of these are not young people, they are 'everyday' drinkers who have drunk too much for too long. This has to change."
More than a glass of wine is drunkenness? Middle class people didn't drink in the past? Upper and working class people don't drink?
This from the health ministry that allowed its hospitals to become rife with killer bacterial infections? This from a woman who as Paymaster General was held to have lost control of her department? From a woman who was in favour of the invasion of Iraq, identity cards and increased tuition fees?
It's enough to drive one to drink.