David Woodhead is joint head of Healthy Communities in Hackney
A recent family lunch led to discussions about new jobs and the challenges of work, punctuated by the demands of restless kids and attentive waiters. Despite interruptions, the adults persevered.
'All that is solid', wrote Marx in 1848, 'melts into air'. He was reflecting on what happens when the certainties that give our life structure and meaning are inverted.
The evidence is clear. We should drink less. As a nation, we stumble and fall after lengthy bouts of drinking. Pints are downed and spirits are necked.
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