World Cup Louts
If you're as sick of the World Cup as I am, spare a thought for those wives who get beaten up whenever England lets its fans down. Home Office research conducted during the last World Cup showed a link between high levels of alcohol consumption during emotionally charged matches and an increase in domestic violence. They'll be a few fat lips tonight! London's Metropolitan Police is highlighting the problem with advertisements such as this: "Dial 999 if you hear domestic violence. You make the call, we'll make it stop". If only Tesco and other supermarkets heeded the Home Office findings and stopped piling the booze high and selling it on special offer in the run-up to the World Cup; but the profit motive beats social responsibility every time.