Friday, 23 March 2012
Another big state measure from this 'right wing' government.
If any of the Tories approving the measure came from an ordinaryish background perhaps they'd know that their proposal is pure fail. Pre-drinking before youngsters head out is done because prices in bars and clubs are too expensive for many students - but I know for instance that in the North East drink in the town centre is a lot cheaper than in the South. So less people up there get sauced up before they're out the door as a result.
Anyway, this is another policy that shows that the 'centre-ground' is really code for big state. A 'politicians know best' policy is nearly always wrong. Instead, why not let local Councillors and local people decide if they wish to put a local Council tax on alcohol - in response to local areas' problems with alcohol and the cost incurred by policing the area at night time? Some city centres are out of control, others while bustling are nowhere near as plagued by people passing out and getting ultra lairy after a skinful. But whatever city or area you choose, the fact is that people who take things too far drinking wise are in the minority so why punish the majority with inflated drinks prices?
This one-fits-all policy is yet another pathetic attempt at social engineering from a mob who just don't have a clue. And to think some people support the Tories for less government intervention and more personal liberty!