I hope anyone who’s going to the pub tonight takes sensible precautions, and brings a straw:
According to Nutt, the optimal dose is 5gm a day, which is about a third of a glass of wine or half a pint of light beer.
Pubs do not serve 40ml measures of wine, he said, but he had a solution. “Order a pint or glass of wine and three straws and share it with two friends,” he said.
Yes, that’s right. Three of you need to share a pint of beer (or wine) using straws, and that’s all the alcohol you’re allowed that evening.
This is from a scientist who had previously been appointed by the government to official committees. No wonder the public doesn’t trust ‘experts’.
Update: Of course the straw has to be a metal one, otherwise you’ll be arrested (thanks to Nikolai in the comments for reminding me of the perils of using straws).