In one of the most eagerly anticipated books of the year, Tony Blair’s own autobiography, revealing intimate secrets about the former British Prime Minister, the newly fund author admits that he often turned to alcohol during his ten years in power (1997-2007), to help relieve himself of the stresses and strains of everyday issues and challenges in Parliament. A recent report published in the Bournemouth Echo speculates that Blair’s ‘relationship’ with alcohol during that specific ten-year period is somewhat unsurprising, as it was also during those years that the issue of binge drinking in the UK, as well as an increase in alcohol abuse, became much more apparent. Many health officials and researchers believe that this is to be blamed on the relaxing of licensing laws, as well as supermarkets catching on to promoting cheap deals on booze, encouraging people of all ages to purchase it. The general feeling now is that more time and money needs to be put into educating young people about the dangers of alcohol abuse, as well as helping those struggling to control their drinking habits.
Of course, here at Vinturi we always support responsible drinking, and would love to hear what you have to say on the matter. If you’d like to share your thoughts, or would like some more information about any of our Vinturi products, please do get in touch and one of our team will be on hand to help.