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Zero tolerance of alcohol misuse

In her speech to the labour conference, the Home Secretary, Jacqui Smith said,

“I've zero tolerance of anti-social behaviour, and zero tolerance of its causes.

Causes like alcohol misuse. So from Monday, we are giving councils and police new powers to take the licences away from dodgy premises.

We should give no time to the idea that just because you're drunk and incapable that somehow lets you off the hook.

And incidentally, why celebrate drunken behaviour on our TV screens? Alcohol misuse can cause real damage to real people.”