Now they want to "outlaw" pints.
This conjures up a rather surreal mental image of a pint with a black hat and black mask riding into town on a horse to rob the bank.
A fucking outlawed pint?
OK. I'm wary about below cost selling. It is a rather devious method of putting the opposition out of business so they can gain a monopoly and thereafter charge what they like, but that's business. It has been going on for years in the grocery trade and the small shops are still trading?
While I might be wary of below cost selling I am dead against any interference from the gubmint.
So Wetherspoon pubs want to charge €2.50 for a pint? Let them. It's about time we had a bit of a price war amongst publicans and I find the idea of introducing a law to prevent it morally repugnant. It is none of the fucking gubmint's business.
Mary Mitchell O'Connor and Alcohol Action Ireland whitter on about "dangerously high levels of binge drinking and alcohol consumption, especially among those in their late teens and 20s"? So what? The vast majority of drinkers know how to handle a pint so why should they be penalised?
You notice the disappointment in their statement? Yes – they can't scream about the cheeeeldren! So they scream about "late teens and 20s" instead. It doesn't quite have the same ring to it, does it?
Mary Mitchell O'Connor and Alcohol Action can go fuck themselves. Since the Anti-Smoker Industry got its way, every other "action" group seems to think they are entitled to introduce laws to interfere in business and our private lives.
If they are so fucking worried about cheap drink, they can start by closing down the bar in the Dáil which is subsidised by my taxes.
God but these people make me sick.