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GLASGOW BANS ANTI-DRINK LEAFLETS

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Anti-drink leaflets have been banned by Glasgow City Council because of claims they are sexist and could suggest ch...
Anti-drink leaflets have been banned by Glasgow City Council because of claims they are sexist and could suggest child abuse, according to Scotland on Sunday (p7).

The leaflets were due to be delivered in the pay packets of the local authority's employees in an attempt to educate them on the social consequences of heavy drinking.

The leaflets are in the form of calendar cards and show people in various scenes following drinking sessions. Two female office workers are portrayed on one with the message '... and then she snogged the boss, I was mortified'.

Another illustrates two children at play with one saying: '... and then my Dad dropped his trousers. He was a total embarrassment.'

However, with less than a week to go before appearing in the payslips, the council said it was not going ahead. 'The reason given was that they felt the graphics to be too controversial,' said Kathryn Farrow, the chairwoman of Drinkwise, the organisation which produced the leaflets.

Other employers in Glasgow will go ahead with distributing the leaflets to their workers. They include General Accident, the National Savings Bank and Glasgow University.

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