Sunday, August 03, 2008

Alcopops tax increases drink sales — a victory for all humanity


Despite the crypto-prohibitionist assault, The People have successfully resisted!

We all know about the multi-faceted attempts to crack down on a supposed binge drinking epidemic in this country, led by the youths.

One key way was a government tax on alcopops.

In response, research reveals that alcohol consumption per person has increased.

Not just that, but that sales of harder liquor have dramatically climbed.

The irony is, far from discouraging a healthy culture of binge drinking, the sole achievement appears to be one that is thoroughly progressive and this blog loudly applauds: it encourages young people to learn to drink properly.

No more downing this gloryfied red cordial, onwards to decent drinks like whiskey and gin!

About time.