THERE is no doubt that a minority of people in Britain drink to harmful excess. But to punish the vast majority of responsible drinkers for the actions of a troublesome few seems to me to be not only unfair but downright perverse. Particularly, when the lack of evidence or precedent means we don't know if it would have any impact in the real world.
How can the Government justify imposing price rises when hard-pressed families are already feeling the pinch and millions of ordinary people are struggling to make ends meet? Its own research shows that a 50p minimum unit price would see 73pc of drinks in the offtrade rise in price overnight. It will hit the majority of responsible …
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Publication information: Article title: Against. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Daily Mail (London). Publication date: November 27, 2012. Page number: 66. © 2007 Daily Mail. COPYRIGHT 2012 Gale Group.
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