ITV news online features new IEA report
Violent crime, binge drinking and drink-driving accidents have decreased since the relaxing of licensing laws 10 years ago, according to a newly-released report. Drinking, Fast and Slow: Ten Years of the Licensing Act suggests the disastrous outcomes that were predicted at the time have not actually occurred.There has also been no rise in alcohol-related A&E admissions or deaths, according to the research.
“The hysteria about so-called 24-hour drinking ranks as one of the great moral panics of our time, but the evidence is now clear, director of lifestyle economics at the Institute of Economic Affairs, Christopher Snowdon, said.
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