A Greek farce

Think Drink Week should go European. The Alcohol Concern
campaign, which aimed to boost the profile and budget of alcohol
services, took place as a European Commission survey concluded we
Brits are a pretty sober bunch – compared to our Euro-cousins in
the south.

We are more likely, it seems, to nick cars – but once in them we
drive more carefully.

There are other tasty morsels of data from the survey. For
example, theorists who favour a link between poverty and suicide
should ponder the fact that the Greeks – the poorest nation in the
EU – are the least likely to top themselves.

Is this due to the sunshine and cheap restaurants, or superior
counselling services?

Or are the Greeks less likely to be in boring jobs punching out
meaningless statistics?

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