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#486059 - 15th Mar 2011 6:22pm Wirral considers minimum price for alcoholic drink
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Wirral considers minimum price for alcoholic drinks



A MINIMUM price for alcohol could move a step closer in Wirral in a bid to tackle underage drinking and anti-social behaviour.

Wirral Council is hoping to lead the way on Merseyside for finding ways of tackling increasing problems related to alcohol abuse.


The authority’s licensing and general purposes committee will receive a report on the plans following public consultation in the borough.

The report asks councillors for “recommendations that are considered appropriate to cabinet”.

Committee chairman Cllr Sue Taylor said the consultation had been “evenly split” for and against the minimum price but the measure would help tackle social problems believed to be related to the availability of cheap alcoholic drinks.

Cllr Taylor said she would be away when the committee meets but is hopeful it will vote for a minimum price.

She said: “If you are a normal drinker you are probably looking at an increase of £1 a month.”

Fiona Johnstone, Director of Public Health for NHS Wirral, said: “NHS Wirral is to support minimum pricing because of the great damage to health wreaked by alcohol.”

Earlier this year Cheshire & Merseyside Public Health Network welcomed Government moves towards a minimum price for alcohol.


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#486067 - 15th Mar 2011 6:39pm Re: Wirral considers minimum price for alcoholic drink [Re: ]
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As usual the silent majority pay the price for the chav ****heads.
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#486076 - 15th Mar 2011 7:00pm Re: Wirral considers minimum price for alcoholic drink [Re: Capt_America]
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As usual the silent majority pay the price for the chav ****heads.

Exactly. How's this going to stop underage drinking and anti social behaviour. If it's only going to cost "normal" drinkers £1 a month then it's not going to cost much more if any for youngster and anti social scumbags. It's a joke

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#486083 - 15th Mar 2011 7:19pm Re: Wirral considers minimum price for alcoholic drink [Re: ]
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Originally Posted By: _jase_

Fiona Johnstone, Director of Public Health for NHS Wirral, said: “NHS Wirral is to support minimum pricing because of the great damage to health wreaked by alcohol.”



I'm slightly intoxicated at present but I still know that the past tense of "wreak" is "wrought".
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#486102 - 15th Mar 2011 7:59pm Re: Wirral considers minimum price for alcoholic drink [Re: ]
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oh! more tax ile drink to that oh! maybe i wont because i cant bloody afford it .they didnt learn by the smoking ban in pubs killing off the Pub trade they now trying to kill off having a bloody drink all together why the fcuk do we put up with it lets have a protests like there doing in other countrys and kick the governments arses ,sorry its the drink talking lol

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#486106 - 15th Mar 2011 8:06pm Re: Wirral considers minimum price for alcoholic drink [Re: lansyp]
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in a bid to tackle underage drinking and anti-social behaviour.
Don't you just love it when the Nanny State comes up with more and more creative names for higher taxes?
The idea that increasing the price of booze will stop even one single under-age drinker from drinking, or one single drunk person from doing something naughty - it's absolutely laughable!

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#486107 - 15th Mar 2011 8:07pm Re: Wirral considers minimum price for alcoholic drink [Re: chriskay]
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Originally Posted By: chriskay
Originally Posted By: _jase_

Fiona Johnstone, Director of Public Health for NHS Wirral, said: “NHS Wirral is to support minimum pricing because of the great damage to health wreaked by alcohol.”



I'm slightly intoxicated at present but I still know that the past tense of "wreak" is "wrought".


Well spotted 10/10! Like the sign I saw in the florists where they were selling cut flowers in sheaths and not sheaves!
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#486116 - 15th Mar 2011 8:15pm Re: Wirral considers minimum price for alcoholic drink [Re: Capt_America]
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Hey, I have a good idea, why don't we just ban alcohol altogether? We could call it "Prohibition". Yes that would work. Just like it does with wacky baccy.

Stupid people who don't know what is good for them, thank goodness we have the Guvmint and people like Fiona wassername looking after us. We shall all sleep better in our beds now.

I hope we will all remember these morons, at election time?


Edited by CVCVCV (15th Mar 2011 8:18pm)

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#486121 - 15th Mar 2011 8:25pm Re: Wirral considers minimum price for alcoholic drink [Re: CVCVCV]
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Sweden used to have arguably the highest retail prices for booze in the world and they still had (have?) the highest rate of alcohol abuse of anywhere.
I rest my case.

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#486132 - 15th Mar 2011 8:43pm Re: Wirral considers minimum price for alcoholic drink [Re: ]
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Mind your own business and stop dictating to people, it's not your job to wrap people up in cotton wool or to save them from themselves, life goes on either under your stupid laws or outside them and don't come up with the favourite, it costs the NHS money, where do you think the NHS gets the money from , a money tree .

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#486163 - 15th Mar 2011 9:21pm Re: Wirral considers minimum price for alcoholic drink [Re: ]
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do you know that our government give alchoholic £10 pound a day so they can get drink erm wouldnt that save money by stopping that ,also they wouldnt cause trouble because they couldnt get drunk problem solved lansy for pm i think lol

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#486212 - 15th Mar 2011 10:35pm Re: Wirral considers minimum price for alcoholic drink [Re: lansyp]
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Originally Posted By: lansyp
do you know that our government give alchoholic £10 pound a day so they can get drink erm wouldnt that save money by stopping that ,also they wouldnt cause trouble because they couldnt get drunk problem solved lansy for pm i think lol


Could nt agree more, dont give alcoholics more money through sickness benifit or disabillity benefit give them less,and as for underage drinkers kids will find money from somewhere the crime rate will just shoot up.
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#486235 - 15th Mar 2011 11:14pm Re: Wirral considers minimum price for alcoholic drink [Re: ]
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It doesn't mention what the minimum price per unit is going to be though!
I pay £12.99 for my litre bottle of brandy from my local Bargain Booze. I am, what would be classed as a heavy-ish drinker, I think, going through 3 to 4 litre bottles a week but I still get up at 07:30 every day and go to work and pay my taxes yadda, yadda, yadda! Even if the price was set at 50p a unit then I am still going to be paying nearly double for my tipple as it's 40 units to a litre bottle. Thats £35 a week more not £1 a month. Just an excuse to increase prices and get more money out of the second cash cow after motorists, the drinkers and smokers

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#486264 - 16th Mar 2011 12:02am Re: Wirral considers minimum price for alcoholic drink [Re: ]
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This is not the way to tackle the problem. Young people who join our org, get around to drinking resonsibly. Britain has much to learn from the French.

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#486273 - 16th Mar 2011 12:37am Re: Wirral considers minimum price for alcoholic drink [Re: CVCVCV]
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Originally Posted By: CVCVCV
Sweden used to have arguably the highest retail prices for booze in the world and they still had (have?) the highest rate of alcohol abuse of anywhere.
I rest my case.


It doesn't, it's just average consumption.

http://www.wrongdiagnosis.com/a/alcohol_abuse/stats-country.htm

I think it's a good idea, but you get a picture that the government isn't doing a good job of managing money if it's coming to this. I wonder if people will protest against this?
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