It's time for a change. I think we are all agreed. Labour's suffocating methods of government by control, oppression and collective punishment must be brutally swept away.
David Cameron, the Conservative leader, is backing plans that would make high-strength drinks significantly more expensive.
Or perhaps we might as well leave everything fucked up, eh?
Under Mr Cameron’s plans to increase duty on drinks, four cans of strong lager would cost another £1.30. A bottle of high-strength cider would cost an extra £1.25 and the price of a bottle of alcopops would rise by 50p.
Because there are no existing laws, evidently, with which to punish the tiny minority who misbehave as a result of consuming these products. So why not make everyone pay the penalty?
Not controlling, oppressive, or collectively punishing at all, is it?
UPDATE: The Pub Curmudgeon further emphasises how wrong-headed the Tories are on this.
The Tories’ plans to triple duty on “high-strength” beers and ciders are ill-considered, indiscriminate and unlikely to achieve their stated objectives. They may put people off drinking the likes of Special Brew and Diamond White, but they will also impact on high-quality strong ales such as Robinson’s Old Tom, recently voted world’s best ale, Belgian imports such as Chimay and Duvel, and the products of independent cidermakers. These products are consumed responsibly by discerning drinkers and already are often relatively expensive in terms of price per alcohol unit.
Devil's Kitchen thinks it's nonsense too, as does Al Jahom, and just about everyone else, for that matter.
Way to go on being a righteous, ill-informed prick, Dave.