Views & Reviews From the Frontline

Brave new world

BMJ 2008; 336 doi: (Published 05 June 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:1312
  1. Des Spence, general practitioner, Glasgow
  1. destwo{at}

The year is 2084. Much has changed in the past few decades since the Health and Safety Executive, supported by the medical profession, seized power to prevent dissidents blocking the safety laws. This legislation freed the population by prohibiting the menaces (recognised through “top” research) of sunlight, sexual intercourse, more than 2 cl of alcohol, sausages, swimming, cooking, peanuts, chocolate, comedy, fizzy drinks, members of the opposite sex, tattoos, rock music, Elvis, motorbikes, and religion.

Other enlightening legislation …

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