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Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Moral dilemma

If the consumption of alcohol is such a problem that we have to introduce minimum alcohol pricing to impose the health benefits on the public in Scotland; then why is it acceptable to triumph the growth of sales of our national poison of choice - whisky - to China?

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

It's all about the ££££££££

thenamesGerard said...

Poison of choice? Whisky?Ddo you live in Scotland?

Without doubt this is about £££. Nothing particularly wrong with that in my eyes.

As for the minimum pricing bill, that is about reducing access to alcohol to the more vulnerable members of our society. There is nothing wrong with that in my eyes either.

It could be argued it is also an imposition of the less well off, which is unfortunate.

For the majority of the people in this country, who drink moderate to large amounts of alcohol which does not fall into the high alocohol low cost bracket, it will matter not a jot.

Oh aye and the stuff that goes to the Chinesse will be so expensive only the rich will be able to access it. In a socialist country I might object to that.

So Moral dilema, not at all.

Anonymous said...

Perhaps the Chinese have more sense over the amount they drink?

Anonymous said...

"As for the minimum pricing bill, that is about reducing access to alcohol to the more vulnerable members of our society."
It's not going to happen. It'll end up with more crime to find the extra money that's needed to buy their booze. Ultimately it's a boon for the supermarkets who'll rake in more cash.

Anonymous said...

......It'll end up with more crime to find the extra money that's needed to buy their booze.....

That is a true thought. And for 'booze' read a multitude of addictions or obsessions.

Anonymous said...

Put the price of alcohol up further, and limit by law the percentage of shelf space usable by supermarkets to sell booze and fags. That'll save lungs and livers, and nurses quite a few bruises.