Government hell-bent on spoiling all our boozy fun
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.