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Letters Britain on the rocks

Politicians, trust the public

BMJ 2010; 340 doi: (Published 08 February 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c782
  1. Ian Gilmore, president1
  1. 1Royal College of Physicians, London NW1 4LE
  1. ian.gilmore{at}

    Apart from sectors of the drinks industry, only the UK government and the two main political parties are squirming to avoid a minimum unit price for alcohol to reduce the rising burden of health harm.1

    Tensions are clear even in government. When Andy Burnham floated the idea as a pledge …

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