In the news at the moment there are all kinds of features about legal matters. One today has been a ruling sent down from the Supreme Court which rejected an appeal from opposition to the scottish parliament’s desire to bring in a minimum level for the price of alchohol. This does seem a rather strange way to spend the country’s taxes for sure. But in scotland there is and has been for centuries, a very serious probleam with drinking alchohol. It has blighted entire communities and so the Government has decided that by raising it out of the reach of some of the poorer in scoiety, this will end the problem of binge drinking.
I am not sure myself whether raising the buying price will put drinkers off – I’m sure it will put many who only have a little tipple, into foaming abdabs – they will feel the nanny state has really come to town!