The Home Office (although, what this has to do with them, frankly baffles me), has decided that far too many of us are smashing each other in the face and over the head with the traditional glass pint pot. It seems we can't be trusted with glass any longer!
Therefore, they are going to come up with an alternative "safer" (plastic) design. Why on earth they think that they have to intervene to such an extent is beyond ridicule.
Our Traditional Pint will be gone!
Again, Labour's policy is not to address the problem of why people are drinking to excess, (could it be that they are downright miserable and have been driven to it), but to come up with a solution to make everyone pay for those who DO drink themselves stupid!
Is this research taxpayer funded? I expect it is. Just another group or two of jobsworth added to the giant public service sector that is bleeding the working man dry! And now he can't even have a decent pint to wet his whistle!
"Time is being called on the traditional beer glass as the Home Office calls in experts to develop a safer pint pot. The move follows growing concern at the number and extent of injuries caused in violent incidents involving glassware each year.
Over the next four months a team of designers will produce a range of drinking vessels that are not only a safer pint glass but, crucially, find favour with the public.
Although there is confidence that the designers can produce a safer glass, the key problem is overcoming the drinkers’ attachment to the traditional pint glass.
Sebastian Conran, who heads the Home Office’s Design and Technology Alliance Against Crime, said: “There are existing plastic glasses and if you go to a baseball game in the United States you can buy beer in a paper cup"
Quite true, but you don't expect to get one in a pub!
What about this one nanny?