A single pint of beer could soon be enough to put you over the drink-drive limit and get you banned from the road under a tough clampdown proposed by MPs.They also want cigarette-style warning labels on every alcoholic drink and an “alcohol tsar” to oversee the plan. The measures, to be unveiled tomorrow, are needed to tackle a “national pandemic” of alcohol abuse, according to Tory MP Tracey Crouch, chairwoman of the All Party Parliamentary Group On Alcohol Misuse. Full story >>
A pint /paɪnt/ is a unit for measuring liquid. In the UK a pint is equal to 0.57 litres and in the US it is equal to 0.48 litres. It's also an informal term for a pint of beer, as in the Express headline. • I go down to the pub for a pint most nights.