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So Labour wants to double the price of alcohol

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Idiotic idea!

When will they understand that the price of alcohol is not the problem, the culture is the problem that needs to be solved!

The crackdown will mark the culmination of a scheme, overseen by Andy Burnham, the Health Secretary, to cut alcohol abuse. Tackling the problem will be a major plank of the party’s manifesto.

Except, of course, this idiotic idea will not solve the problem, price has little or no correlation to the amount of consumption and as Timmy points out minimum price setting would be illegal under EU laws and the use of a tax revenue as an alternative would be legal but only supply a never ending stream of cash to those puritanical bodies in advance of those who are far more deserving of taxpayer help.

No, it’s not just the cretinism of raising alcohol prices (looking across Europe there are countries with lower prices and less drunkenness, places with higher and just as many problems with binge drinking), they’ve also managed to come up with the worst possible method of doing it. Illegal and creating an independent  bureaucracy with no financial oversight.

Edukashun, edukashun, edukashun! (Tony Blair was right there, so where have they gone wrong?)

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Written by curly

January 14, 2010 at 10:43 am

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  1. I now see that you are a bilnded man. You pass comment as if you are an expert in such matters – have you read any of the NHS research? Have you seen the way that people, particularly young men behave in our towns and cities because of the cheap boose available. Have you seen the effect of cheap cider on youngsters? If they found it more difficult to purchase (either by control or price) the world would be a better place. You rabbit on about the lack of civil freedom on issues like CCTV, ‘The Nanny State’ I’m afraid all I see is someone who likes getting on their soap box, like in Hyde Park Corner on a sunday morning and rattle on a load of rubbish. Entertainment or a public display of ego! Up your game, talk some educated sense, get real!! Be more balanced think about what you write and stop insulting peoples intelligence ‘Edukasun’ indeed. I would also prefer if you stopped any rude words or racism that seems to pop up every now and then.

    Bill Cannon

    January 15, 2010 at 1:53 pm

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