The Sunday Times yesterday had a front page headline.
“Government plans to ban cheap booze”
I’d link to it but I can’t find an on-line version. I did a search using the above words and got a mere 29 million results and I ain’t gonna plough through that lot. It seems to be a popular concept?
So Róisín Shortarse, our Junior Health Minister, reckons she is going to solve Ireland’s “drinking problem” by raising prices?
You really have to admire these bozos for their consistency. The answer to any problem is to raise prices. And then they whinge about Ireland being uncompetitive?
There was a repeated reference in the article to “slabs” of beer. I presume this refers to those carry-out trays of Budweiser and the like that you see in supermarkets? Now Budweiser is nothing short of unadulterated horses’ piss, and to charge people extra for drinking it seems a tad cruel. Generally the only people who drink it anyway are the Skobies. Seeing as they are all unemployed then it strikes me as a good idea to have them semi-inebriated at all times as it keeps them quiet.
By sheer coincidence [?] I see there is an article in today’s Irish Times –
Ignoring the painful grammatical error of mixing the singular with the plural, my first thought here is that all the UK’s MPs must be qualified doctors. Why else would they [or he?] be giving medical advice? And are the Great Unwashed going to be so impressed with this that they will forgo their Tuesday and Thursday slots down the pub? I doubt it.
I really am getting very tired of these wankers deciding what’s good for us and trying to manipulate us into their way of thinking. I admit that alcohol consumption is a major problem BUT it is a small group that is causing that problem. Why the flying fuck can’t they target that small group, if they are so fucking worried? Why do the rest of us have to suffer from their little bright ideas? There are tons of laws that already exist to deal with unruly drunkards so why the fuck can’t they use those?
I really am getting pissed off with the Righteous deciding what is good for us and trying to engineer our lives to fit their vision of the ideal world.
I wish they would all just go and fuck themselves sideways.
In the meantime, I’m off for my couple of afternoon pints.