27th April

Call to stop children’s drinking.
I don’t really drink as I don’t particularly enjoy it, but I know a lot of people like to relax in the evening by consuming alcohol and I think this is a good thing to do if you enjoy it. I don’t understand what this charity (Alcohol Concern) is trying to achieve.

The charity would include meal times at home in the ban on giving alcohol to young people.

It seems like they are trying to give the message that alcohol is evil and no-one should touch it at all. This seems ridiculous. When I was younger my parents let me drink a bit of alcohol with a meal, so that I knew about it. If they hadn’t allowed me anywhere near the stuff I would probably have been a lot more interested in it and wanted to experiment with it a lot more. Parents should be encouraged to educate their children about alcohol and how to enjoy it without causing yourself harm, not prosecuted for allowing their children to have a sip of wine with their dinner.

The charity are also calling for “a crackdown on under-age alcohol sales”.

The charity are also calling for “a crackdown on under-age alcohol sales”.

Last week I went to buy some lager at Tescos, and they asked to see my ID. Fine. I showed them my driving license, no problem I thought. Then they asked to see my wife’s ID. Notice that it was me who was carring the lager, me who was paying for it. She didn’t have her purse with her, so they refused to sell me any alcohol. Simply becasue someone was standing near me. I wouldn’t be suprised if soon parent’s were not allowed to buy alcohol if their kids were with them at the checkout. I don’t think we need “a crackdown on under-age alcohol sales”.

My trails again tonight if anyone is interested…

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