In 2010 the Law Commission recommended that the liquor industry be more tightly regulated to reduce the huge economic and social costs of drinking. The industry opposed stronger regulation and helped persuade the government to introduce reforms that were not detrimental to their operations. This Tom Scott cartoon suggests that the outcome was the result of politicians being beholden to the industry for political funding.
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