I know I've mentioned that Scotland has been sinking into insanity of late, but the symptoms are becoming more aggressive.
Charging a minimum price for alcohol could save Scotland £950 million over the next decade by reducing crime, absenteeism and the burden on the NHS, researchers have concluded.
SNP ministers have published an academic report which indicates the measure would cut hospital admissions and deaths by 3,600 a year.
A level of 40p per unit would cost a moderate drinker £11 extra a year, but a heavy drinker £137 annually, it states.
Yes, you read that right.
The extra burden of 37p per day is going to turn a heavy drinker into a temperate saint. With no unintended consequences at all, like savings being made on family food budgets to compensate for example, or anything like that.
No. The alcoholic jocks will be suitably chastened, hold their hands up, and swarm to their nearest Al-Anon office for realignment.
Course they will.
I'm starting to believe that the biggest argument against Scots voting for independence is the SNP themselves. I've met 9 year old kids with a more mature view of the world around them.