Posted by Matt Walker on September 9, 2009
This week, my AS group discussed the meaning of the term ‘politics’. We found that politics was essentially the process by which competing interests and ideas are resolved, and looked at a range of examples.
Channel 4 news yesterday reported that the BMA are calling for a ban on alcohol advertising. The BMA is a pressure group which promotes the needs of health professionals, as well as bringing to light important medical issues. In calling for such a ban, the BMA has come into conflict with the alcohol industry, which claims that it is socially responsible and happy to co-operate with government on this issue.
How will parliament and government resolve this issue? This is something to look out for in the future.
Click on the image to view the Channel 4 News video.