“Almost a third of all drug overdoses in Europe happened in the UK. Also, Britain has the highest proportion of heroin addicts in the EU – 8 in every 1,000 people. And the UK drug mortality rate is three times the EU average, at 60.3 deaths per million people.”
From an otherwise dull article in The Canary.
I’m not exactly sure what the implications of the above are but I find these sorts of statistics that seem to highlight big underlying differences between UK society and the society of our neighbours in Europe fascinating. Another example is the low birth rate in Germany and some other parts of Europe compared to the UK, which I’ve mentioned before.
What on earth is going on? On the face of it, it seems British people or at least a sector of the population appear to be unthinking animals. I’m sure its not as simple as that though. I’m sure there’s a good chance the stats in the Canary have been Cherry picked too.