Interesting to read in Association News that the British Medical Journal (BMJ) the official organ of the British Medical Association (BMA) has been giving its 150,000+ doctor readers a voucher for a healthy £60 off cases of wine.

Of course this should in no way be taken as an indication that the BMAs support for minimum pricing on alcohol to reduce the disastrous effect of over-indulgence and alcohol-related illness on the population and the NHS is anything other than 100% sincere. Nor that it should conjure up among the cynical an image of our top medics wagging a disapproving finger at us with one hand and swigging from a bottle of discounted vino, bought with their BMJ voucher, with the other.

Oh no. And we’ll certainly drink to that.

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