This is a collection of thoughts and statements about things that annoy me. I am a big, angry man. Hear me roar, or piss off and give me peace.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Booze at 21 - Whisky Tango Foxtrot?

The BBC reports that the drinking age in Scotland "could" be raised to 21...

I'll hold on for a moment for you to calm down.

Right.

I thought the problem with drinking in this country was due to people under 18 getting fucked out of their skulls on Buckfast, cheap cider and purple tin. If they are drinking while under 18, then how is changing the drinking age to 21 going to help anything.

"People in Scotland are twice as likely to die from alcohol-related deaths than elsewhere in the UK."

And the "government" driving us to drink is going to help, how?
"We all know that Scotland as a nation has a drink problem and the implications of this are very serious - not least for our health."

Which is exactly why I am going to have another drink.

Foxtrot Oscar.

2 comments:

Shotgun said...

Yep, couldn't agree more.

It's like the fucking cretins in Government who ban more LEGALY held guns because there is a large upsurge in crime committed with ILLEGALLY held guns.

There really is no sense to it except to be seen to be doing something.

Johnny said...

We're from the government and we're here to help you... by banning everything...