It had to happen.Because of the drunken antics some of the minority get up to, The majority are being penalized. If these nutty professer's get their way we could end up with prohibition. Ban this ban that. Where will it end.[!]
At the end of a hard days work especially on a hot summers day, I like to come home have my tea have a shower settle down for the night and have a couple of cool beers. unfortunately because of the punter who likes to get bladdered every night i have to pay through the nose for my little bit of pleasure.
IMHO It won't change a thing they will will still buy it regardless of the cost&do without some thing else.Whatever price it'll still be cheaper to get tanked up with it before going out for the night to the club's thats what happens round here . When a lot of young lads i know from the gym happily spend 80.00 to 100.00 every Saturday night going into Birminghams Broad Street club area. To the nightclub's.
Yes, but who'd want to drink John Smith's vomit water anyway? I'm concerned about the 1 bottles of real ale sold by Booths Supermarkets- will the minimum price be set high enough to override that sort of offer, I wonder?
I dont think this will happen. If it goes much higher then there will be an influx of cheap booze from France through unofficial channels. Admittedly I'm closer than most to Folkestone, but a day trip to France with the car saves me a fortune. It used to cost about 100 (incl train ticket & petrol) and I would save 3+ per bottle of wine and save a fortune (and all legal). Push the prices up further and more folks will go.
A similar issue arose with rolling tabacco a few years back and the Government had to stop increasing the tax since all it did was promote smuggling.
You may get a few changes were they stop silly promotions and selling below cost, but I cant see the kind of price increases being discussed ever happening. Pure scare tactics IMHO.