Lifestyle Economics

Eco-Zealots and nanny statists join forces against alcohol

Christopher Snowdon quoted in The Daily Mail

IEA Head of Lifestyle Economics Christopher Snowdon has been quoted in The Daily Mail responding to a report which takes aim at booze for causing environmental damage.

Christopher said:

“The shape-shifting temperance movement is always looking for new ways to promote its anti-alcohol agenda.

“The so-called Institute of Alcohol Studies is the successor to the UK Temperance Alliance and its parent charity’s explicit goal is ‘an alcohol-free society.

“Now it is acting as if it were an environmental organisation, presumably to tie in with the COP-27 conference.

“The goal is always the same: higher taxes for drinkers and the stigmatisation of alcohol.”

The full article can be read here.