Does alcohol make us more right-wing?

At Spectator Coffee House Anyway, although I wrote in my last post that social media makes people miserable, Twitter is also a fantastic resource for acquiring knowledge from experts and specialists in different areas. One of my favourite accounts is Rolf Degen, who daily tweets a number of scientific studies into human behaviour. Just before Christmas he linked to a story concerning the impact of alcohol consumption on politics, suggesting that booze makes us more Right-wing. According to the… Read on

Britain will never have a Mediterranean drinking culture

Britain will never have a Mediterranean drinking culture

One of the many things I prefer about being in France to England, along with the superior food, beautiful architecture and even more beautiful language, is their civilised attitude to alcohol – cheap, freely available and not used by the authorities as an excuse to constantly tell the population how horrible and rubbish they are. So on one level the letter by medical experts urging the Government to take “bold action” by bringing in minimum prices for drinks should leave… Read on