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#21 Saint Billinge

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 12:43 PM

I still see pubs promoting "happy hours" which I thought were going to be stopped? Two brothers that I once worked with continued drinking in excess, even though their dad and a brother had died of alcoholism. Sadly, another one died some two years ago.

#22 gingerjon

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 12:44 PM

Reduce the discount in the members bar at Westminster?


:lol:

Although I do wonder if minimum pricing will be apply in royal palaces, or however it is that parliament gets round the rules.
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#23 Saint Billinge

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 12:48 PM

Reduce the discount in the members bar at Westminster?


I once attended Parliament to hand over the media Petition and was utterly shocked at the state of some MPs who were worse for wear in the Strangers' Bar.

Edited by Saint Billinge, 28 November 2012 - 12:49 PM.


#24 terrywebbisgod

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 12:51 PM

I don't get the coffee thing. Its cheaper to go to the pub than get a few cups of coffee... WTF?. Its a total scam imo.


You don't get town centres as no go zones on a weekend due to a caffeine buzz!
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#25 Griff9of13

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 12:53 PM

I still see pubs promoting "happy hours" which I thought were going to be stopped? Two brothers that I once worked with continued drinking in excess, even though their dad and a brother had died of alcoholism. Sadly, another one died some two years ago.


Passed one in Preston last week advertising it's happy hour as "9 - 11 am" and can confirm it was doing a roaring trade at 10is. :o
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#26 Johnoco

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 01:09 PM

You don't get town centres as no go zones on a weekend due to a caffeine buzz!

You might get a no-go zone due to lack of funds though. ;)

#27 Johnoco

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 01:10 PM

Re Cost of treatment.

How much tax is paid on alcohol? I estimate lots.

Then whats next? Obesity costs us a lot of money, how about we put food prices up, that should raise a few quid.

#28 Phil

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 01:12 PM

Education not prohibition is the answer for me. I like drinking and probably drink too much, I'm an amiable drunk (as Mr T-Dub will agree) but I'm aware of what I'm doing and what the possible consequences are.

Leave me alone to get on with what I enjoy doing
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#29 Johnoco

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 01:16 PM

Education not prohibition is the answer for me. I like drinking and probably drink too much, I'm an amiable drunk (as Mr T-Dub will agree) but I'm aware of what I'm doing and what the possible consequences are.

Leave me alone to get on with what I enjoy doing


I agree, 100%.

'Keep your bleeding nose out' is another term that springs to mind.

#30 gingerjon

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 01:28 PM

Education not prohibition is the answer for me.


Education campaigns and the like about alcohol have been running for years but the drinking rates have gone up, violence and crime linked to alcohol has gone up and the burden on the health services as a result of alcohol has gone up.
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#31 Phil

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 01:32 PM

Education campaigns and the like about alcohol have been running for years but the drinking rates have gone up, violence and crime linked to alcohol has gone up and the burden on the health services as a result of alcohol has gone up.


Perception or proof?
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#32 gingerjon

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 01:37 PM

Perception or proof?


I've got no proof that you're a social drunk rather than someone more likely to set their dog on someone who annoys them - that's your perception.

The proof of about the rest is in the figures.
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#33 Wolford6

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 01:37 PM

On breakfast TV this morning, both channels had an alcohol-abuse expert who was forced to grudgingly admit that alcohol sales went down last year.


If you've any free money you could do worse than invest in home-brewing kit. No doubt people on every council estate in Britain are having the same idea.

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#34 gingerjon

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 01:38 PM

On breakfast TV this morning, both channels had an alcohol-abuse expert


Seeing double that early in the day?
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#35 Wolford6

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 01:43 PM

Seeing double that early in the day?


:D

I switch channels to get both sets of Yorkshire news, then again to get the Welsh news. All before 7.00am.

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#36 Phil

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 01:46 PM

I've got no proof that you're a social drunk rather than someone more likely to set their dog on someone who annoys them - that's your perception.

The proof of about the rest is in the figures.


oh how droll you are, I'm happy with my perception of myself, the perception I was referring to was that we are all going to either die of cirrhosis or be beaten to death by a drunk.

So how about giving us a link to this "proof" you so readily trot out?
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#37 Johnoco

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 01:49 PM

First they came for the smokers, I didn't smoke so said nothing.

Then they came for the drinkers.....etc etc

You get the gist.

#38 gingerjon

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 01:50 PM

First they came for the smokers, I didn't smoke so said nothing.

Then they came for the drinkers.....etc etc

You get the gist.


It was when they went after the heroin addicts. Champions of free thought and socking it to Da Man those guys.
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#39 Phil

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 01:54 PM

First they came for the smokers, I didn't smoke so said nothing.

Then they came for the drinkers.....etc etc

You get the gist.



indeed I do, consenting adults and all that. I hate bloody liberals
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#40 hindle xiii

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 01:55 PM

...it was doing a roaring trade at 10is. :o

Was it a deuce bar?

If you use "should of", "would of" or "could of", you are a moron.

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