Government hell-bent on spoiling all our boozy fun

23 March 2012

beer Great. Just when we need it the most, booze is about to get weaker. The ‘drinks industry’ has pledged to remove a billion units of alcohol from a range of drinks in a pledge to commit to lower-strength products. 34 leading wine companies are involved in the move, while Heineken have joined in and are planning to reduce the booze in some of their beers. Scum, all of them.

Mind you, the fact that there’s an increased demand for lower and non-alcoholic drinks from consumers has probably made the decision to join forces with the government on this one.

Additionally, the Home Secretary, Theresa May has announced that minimum pricing for alcohol will be introduced, with a minimum of 40p per unit of alcohol being mooted. The move would also see the end of multi-buy discount deals in the supermarkets and probably scupper happy hours in pubs and bars.

It is suggested that with a billion units removed from our booze, in a decade’s time there will be almost 1,000 fewer alcohol related deaths each year, saving the new-style NHS a metric fuckton of cash.

Bastards.

TOPICS:   Government   Restaurants

10 comments

  • Idi A.
    Looks like those nice gentlemen selling fags out of white vans will need to get bigger vans for all the cheap Polish booze they'll start bringing in.
  • Inspector G.
    Looks like I'll be switching to cleaning products then. Toilet Duck and Coke anyone?
  • Stan l.
    Who the fuck is going to buy Glens vodka when it is the same price as Smirnoff.
  • TimB
    "It is suggested that with a billion units removed from our booze, in a decade’s time there will be almost 1,000 fewer alcohol related deaths each year, saving the new-style NHS a metric fuckton of cash." Your logic doesn't follow. If pissheads aren't dying, they're staying alive, and therefore remaining a burden on the healthcare system.
  • Dick
    Make your own. Tastes better and cheaper too. And you can chugg on a barrel without getting barred.
  • DiscountCrack
    We have pledged not to increase our prices for the next six months. Try DiscountCrack; now cut with dermeologically tested talc.
  • Alexis
    I don't see what the point of this minimum pricing crap. Yes you can get Asda Smart Price lager for 20p, or whatever, but pissheads don't bother with that crap. The only people who buy cheap shite are 15 year olds going to the park. Pissheads who get into fights drink normal lagers like the rest of the population. Minimum pricing might stop a few park gazebos getting smashed, but it won't have any impact on anyone getting tanked up on Stella at home before kicking off it he town centre.
  • Suit, O.
    Britain, a place where knob-end polititians blame knob-end neds in justifying their knob-end ideas to punish the non-knob-ends.
  • Mike H.
    Once again, it's the chavvy tit-heads abusing alcohol of a Friday/Saturday night ruining it for people who drink responsibly! And they won't be affected! A limit on the number of units at one sale! They do it with paracetamol!
  • Scot C.
    Oh shit, I can't get mindless pissed now. Tennent's Super all the way!!

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