Monday, 26 July 2010

I Want A Pub, not a Drinking Barn.

Regular commenter and all-round socialist nutcase, NorthBriton45 has written a post with which, broadly I agree. I feel soiled and might have to go and lie down. Of course he has a broad and deep knowledge of pubs as befits a man in his profession, and this expert knowledge of the watering holes of the west end shows.

As he's a socialist there's an inevitable turd on the lawn, in the form of a call for Government action, inevitable in a post lamenting a failure of the one piece of New Lab legislation I agreed with. He's arguing in favour of minimum pricing, though only against supermarkets - why should responsible drinkers not benefit from supermarket loss leaders? But his comments on the way noisy drinking barns have been able to benefit from late licenses when responsible pubs without loud music have been denied them are absolutely spot on.



3 comments:

North Briton 45 said...

For the record, I am not particularly concerned whether a minimum price per unit is introduced, though it does seem to fit quite nicely.

The price of a pint of beer would not be affected in pubs, and wine, high end spirits, good quality beer and cider would see no rise in price, or very little, in supermarkets.

The only booze price which would be affected seriously would be those wanting crates of pissy lager, 8 Ace and high strength lager. I have no qualms about such prices increases.

The easiest thing to do would be for supermarkets to stop selling such crappy alcohol as loss leaders without government legislation.

Anonymous said...

"The only booze price which would be affected seriously would be those wanting crates of pissy lager, 8 Ace and high strength lager. I have no qualms about such prices increases."

Why do you hate poor people?

North Briton 45 said...

I hate very few people. It's an emotion which should be used sparingly.

I cannot, however, abide those, no matter how rich or poor, who have no taste.

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