The figures, the first since the official Government-recommended drinking limits were amended, show that around 2.5 million people in mainland Britain exceed the new weekly levels in a single session.
Overall nine per cent – equivalent to 2.5 million adults across England, Scotland and Wales – admit to consuming more than 14 units of alcohol on their heaviest drinking day of a typical week.
If you lower the limits then more people will breach them. And 14 units is only 5 or 6 pints of reasonable beer. Otherwise known as ” a bevvy”.