Minimum alcohol price set for Wales!

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  • #139158

    Bryn6
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    Luckily for me I work in England. I’ll be running a weekly booze cruise, let me know if interested. :-)

    #139175
    Daave63
    Daave63
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    Luckily for me I work in England. I’ll be running a weekly booze cruise, let me know if interested. :-)

    Good call mate, but I fear you’ve missed the bus on this idea, there was a similar scheme running some years ago, with free English carrier bags, but since they came on board with Wales, that cross-border scam has been well and truly scuppered!

    #139185

    Matt
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    What a joke, what with Jamie Oliver wanting to ban cakes and bake sales for fundraisers, minimum booze pricing is just another sign that the modern age is becoming a puritanical borefest.

    I accept that problem drinking is something that needs to be tackled, but why punish everyone else who just want to have a good time every now and then.

    Just make all the idiots who hurt themselves whilst drunk pay for their A&E visits instead, if that’s what the problem is.

    #139186

    The Speaking Truth
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    Typical nanny state being forced upon us all!

    #139187

    JaneJ
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    This would just generate more and more trafficking of booze– Holyhead would be the booze port if Wales with cheaper supplies coming from Ireland. Would 50p a can increase stop someone from buying 4 can and only buy 3 — course not.

    If those who are ‘heavy’ street drinkers are expected to reduce then their supply of stolen/shoplifted items will not reduce,

    The only way to encourage people to drink less is through education- take them to meet people who are dying with sclerosis – this would give some a wake-up call…

    #139188
    AMA Express
    AMA Express
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    Apparently Wales has a drinking problem.

    Wrong !

    It’s only a problem if you’re not very good at it.

    #139189
    AMA Express
    AMA Express
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    take them to meet people who are dying with sclerosis – this would give some a wake-up call…

    Hmmmm …. I guess you failed your doctor’s exam. ;)

    I think you mean Cirrhosis, of the liver.

    Sclerosis is an entirely different disease.

    #139211

    The Monitor
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    It could be something that should be welcomed. It may prevent
    Supermarkets using alcohol as ‘loss leaders’ (why not offer cheaper
    food), and also may reduce domestic abuse, where the guy gets pissed
    at home and bullies the wife. If he gets stroppy in the pub, he soon
    gets answered.

    I think it could be a good move all round.

    #139234

    RDx
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    Excellent news for Chester’s alcohol retailers.

    #139235

    RDx
    Participant

    It could be something that should be welcomed. It may prevent
    Supermarkets using alcohol as ‘loss leaders’ (why not offer cheaper
    food), and also may reduce domestic abuse, where the guy gets pissed
    at home and bullies the wife. If he gets stroppy in the pub, he soon
    gets answered.

    I think it could be a good move all round.

    It’s aimed at people with serious alcohol problems, you know the sort who are willing to spend less on food to ensure that they have enough money to fuel their alcohol habits? A price rise will do nothing to deter those sorts of people.

    Those who want to force this nanny state nonsense on all of us clearly learned nothing from prohibition. Even if you make alcohol literally impossible to get hold of via legal means, those with problems are still going to find a way to get their fix. Whether it be through bulk buying from bootleggers or by creating their own dangerously strong homebrews.

    The people who will be affected most will be moderate low-income drinkers, not alcoholics. As always, the nanny state government can only come up with basic solutions to complex issues, proving that those who govern on our behalf are generally incompetent.

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