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Fairly interesting article on this here:
What are people's views?
like, for example, i assume it will push up the price of say, grants vodka, will it fall more in line with smirnoff etc, will it push up the cost of alcohol that is actually drinkable by even more just because they feel like they can differentiate? i dunno.
generally though, whatever, i need to drink less anyway
so you can safely ignore anything any of them say.
I like nothing more than a good binge.
Plus some critics are arguing it will push the price of other alcohol up. Plus it will make beers deals at the supermarket more expensive.
It will have no effect on middle to high.
The jakeys on the street or those with a dirnk problem a=on a low wage will be pushed into having to buy bootleg, or steal, or drink meths just like the good old days.
We had a thread on this when scotland debated it. I think i had a fight with the wza, or maybe we agreed with each other. dunno, cba searching for it.
this had been quite a decent thread until the mods fucked it by agreeing to the whiney 'delete me' demands of some mouthbreather or other.
I really don't know what my views on the whole issue are
It seems to be something that's out to get a rather unfortunate cross-section of society.
Which is not me, so I'm Alright Jack.
Bit of a shame for lots of other folks though.
Also a bit patronising to try and price lower income people out of the market for the ability to get pure steamboats.
No one wants to do that.
and was just like what?!
this sort of legislation is ridonkulous
DanielKelly tends to win this thread every time it comes up, so whatever he said.
alongside no multibuy deals and being unable to buy alcohol after 10pm :(
Liek everything I can think of, all the EU's fault.
where I live away from the centre the only one within five minutes of my flat shuts at 9pm. i can think of one 24hr one in the city centre.
which means a rise in people talking to me about their homebrewing.
I'm not OK with this.
just doesn't work in practice. it's like what you lot were saying about communism
In fact I'd probably become the Beer Baron.
The reality is they're usually pretty awful and the people who do it talk about it like its their life's work and we should all be as excited as they are.
makes cooking wine more expensive, my spag bol will be a luxury meal!
...the biggest rise in alcoholism, and the subsequent rise in the need for treatment of it, has come from folk on middle/middle-high incomes isn't there. Y'know, bottle of wine in the evening, every evening etc.
Not sure if there's any stats on it to back it up but there's been an upsurge in media capturing of this over the last year or so...
Anyway I've been thinking about this topic for the best part of 2 years now and I still don't have a clue what I think about it.
Also, I don't think this will affect cocktails and prosecco, so PHEW> We are in the clear.
We need to go have cocktails at that meat place where it was a whisky sour with a red wine floater. It was the best cocktail I've ever had*
(*had this month)
So the drinks makers will have to make their White Ace cider £2 a bottle instead of £1.50, do they get the extra 50p or does it go to the shopkeeper, or the government, or the wholesaler? Maybe all of them will do better out of it, I suppose the government take a percentage so an increase suits them.
All in all it seems a bit pointless. People will drink just as much, there is always a way round paying loads. It might make those supermarket crate of beers for £8 a thing of the past which will make parties more expensive. I doubt many alcoholics went for crates of Carlsberg though, they seem to go more for cooking sherry and special brew.
Didn't know which thread to bump, but this is the most recent. Previously...
Minimum alcohol pricing was a thing before either the Scottish Government endorsed it for Scotland or, subsequently, the UK government proposed it for England & Wales (and then u-turned on it).