There's a reason why Nanny always quotes our current drinking levels against those in the 1960s; the '60s were the lowpoint of British drinking, and as our consumption slumped so we lost our national moral fibre.
Alcohol consumed in decent quantities - a litre a month per person on average, which is only 20 litres of strong lager, or 10 litres of wine a month - is intrinsic to our national character. I do as much as I can to keep the national average up, but the rest of you seem to be falling behind.
So c'mon everyone. Let's make a big effort over Christmas that will see January headlines proclaim 'UK returns to healthy drinking levels'.