Most will simply and reflexively turf this off for what it is: the nanny state doing its dead-level best to au pair the populace into sobriety:
Sadly, all the presumed civil-libertarian barristers that are likely to converge for epic legal struggles for inebriated Helms Deep are likely to pass on the cause while defending the symptoms. That being, that binge-drinking and excesses of consciousness-altering stem from the spiritual vacancies a nanny-state naturally cultivates, as one's needs and hopes are fulfilled by something other than the One who asks us to trust him as our Father. Centuries of humanistically-hatched chickens are coming home to roost.
Ministers are set to ban happy hours in pubs and clubs as part of a crackdown on binge drinking, it was claimed today.
A new Code of Conduct will outlaw promotions that encourage drinking at speed and in large quantities, it was reported.
It follows long-term concern about the costs of alcohol misuse, estimated to run to up to £25 billion a year.