Posted by Brad @ 7:44 pm on October 2nd 2009

Au Pair State Watch

Plans to replace the traditional pint glass with one made of shatter-proof plastic will not be accepted by drinkers, the pub industry has warned.

The Home Office has commissioned a new design, in an attempt to stop glasses being used as weapons.

Official figures show 5,500 people are attacked with glasses and bottles every year in England and Wales.

“There’s going to be quite a push behind this in terms of the Home Office.”

The Home Office Minister, Alan Campbell, said the redesign could make a significant difference to the number of revellers who are injured.

He said: “Innovative design has played an important role in driving down overall crime, including theft, fraud and burglary.

“This project will see those same skills applied to the dangerous and costly issue of alcohol-related crime and I am confident that it will lead to similar successes.”

Brad Warbiany, passing this on, wonders:

Why don’t they just make stabbing illegal?

1 Comment »

  1. 5,500 attacks — out of about a gazillion uses. This is a crisis that needs remediation? Really?

    Some people really need a hobby.

    Comment by KipEsquire — 10/3/2009 @ 10:01 am

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