Government U-Turn on Alcohol Pricing


Cabinet Climb Down on Alcohol Pricing leaves Cameron red-faced again

PLANS to bring in a minimum price for alcohol look set to be dropped after a Cabinet revolt.
The idea, which experts say could cut 2,000 drink-related deaths in a decade, ran into opposition from ministers including home secretary Theresa May (pictured), education secretary Michael Gove, Eric Pickles and Andrew Lansley. They have privately told David Cameron they are opposed to the plan, for England and Wales, after the drinks industry produced its own research suggesting it would have little effect on problem drinkers or crime – Reports The Metro
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Judge approves use of ‘truth serum’ on accused Aurora shooter James Holmes


Interrogators in USA will get to use narcotic truth serums on suspects

Judge approves use of ‘truth serum’ on accused Aurora shooter James Holmes reports The Guardian.

Legal experts question use of ‘narcoanalytic interview’ to settle question of Holmes’s legal insanity at time of theater shooting Legal and medical experts are questioning the decision of a judge in Colorado to allow James Holmes, the suspected gunman in the Aurora cinema shooting, to be tested with a “truth serum” should he plead not guilty by reason of insanity.

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