UK Politics

Liberal Democratic Party: Labour has allowed epidemic of drink-fuelled crime and illness says Huhne

Press Release   •   Jan 20, 2010 10:52 GMT

"Labour has not only failed to tackle alcohol misuse, it has allowed an epidemic of drink-fuelled crime and illness," said the Liberal Democrat Shadow Home Secretary.

Commenting on the Government’s proposals to tackle alcohol misuse, Chris Huhne said:

“Booze Britain is ruining lives and costing the country billions, but Labour has not only failed to tackle alcohol misuse, it has allowed an epidemic of drink-fuelled crime and illness to take hold.

“Now the Government is ignoring its own expensive advice and experts, who say the best way to reduce alcohol misuse is to stop booze being sold at pocket money prices.”