As alcohol remains in the news I thought it only right that I should link to what a few other people are saying about “Dry January”, Drinkuary and minimum pricing. So in no particular order:
- Real Ale Up North doesn’t want to be preached to.
- Leg Iron thinks that Dry January is a lunatic idea as well
- Katabasis thinks the government is making a mistake with minimum pricing
- Heresy Corner identifies Camerons personal commitment to minimum pricing as the reason it will be forced through
- The Spectator observes that the health benefits won’t happen as predicted, as drinking has already fallen by more than minimum pricing is aiming for
- The thing is has one of the best explanations of the evil of minimum pricing that I’ve read
Welcome to Drinkuary.
Drinkuary is a quiet counter argument to Alcohol Concern’s “Dry January”. Alcohol Concern want you to not have a drink for the whole month and raise money for them whilst you do so, I don’t care one way or another if you drink or not. I do care that tax funded charities and health organisations feel compelled to tell us how to live our lives. Quite frankly I’m fed up with it, alcohol is heading down the same slippery slope that tobacco has already been forced down with health warnings in every advert and on every label. Yet still these Killjoys and Puritans can’t just let us make up our own minds, nope they have to spend more of our money lecturing us on how we’re drinking too much and having too much fun and should stop it immediately.