Better than nothing,
I agree. From the resounding silence I assumed that local approval of official ministerial visits may be subject to some type of gag clause.
A couple of things spring to mind on that topic Chris:
1. the iffiness of acquiring journalist visas
2. the efficacious Chinese hospitality further intensifying 1.
Western media is free to reprint official local press releases, but...
Fascinating reading Russell, looking forward to number 2.
Beautifully put Sofie, really getting to the heart of things. Thank you.
b)drink as much water as you do drink booze-
Thanks for mentioning that Islander…I didn’t stumble upon that chestnut until well into my twenties, strange that it never made one of those ALAC ads up to that point ..
…Perhaps more drinking fountains in popular drinking spots….
I am not sure it would have the “desired” outcome.
Yeah, that's not desirable in the least. I was aiming to steer things further leftfield and hopefully provoke some ideas more akin to Hans Monderman's innovative traffic control solutions in Oudehaske.
In doing so I flagrantly ignored a number of his maxims:
“When government takes over the responsibility from citizens, the citizens can’t develop their own values anymore,”
“When you treat people like idiots, they’ll behave like idiots.”
17:30 and still no mention of Wham! reforming...
I would rather that we got the promised enforcement and made it a bit easier for the police to get intoxicated persons who cause trouble off the streets for a short period.
I wonder if trouser confiscation could bring about a similar result at a lesser cost.
legalising cannabis might cut alcohol consumption.
And why stop there? It stands to reason that P use may decline considerably were it competing in a marketplace with half a dozen legal alternatives.
Yet there's still the sense that this is attacking the symptoms rather than the cause, as Kapka Kassabova pointed out "It is said that Europeans drink to enhance consciousness, while the English drink to annihilate it", What is New Zealand's beef with consciousness?
nowadays almost the entire British political elite is narrowly drawn from those who matriculated at the Oxbridge universities.
As has always been the case.