Have you actually read any of my comments on this thread?
At what point did I say "a tenner a pint"? The average cost of a pint in a pub is about three quid now but in Sainsbury's you can buy a pint of
WifebeaterStella for about a quid. To me, that's completely the wrong way round.
Get the drinkers back into pubs by flexing the duty to make drinking at home expensive and drinking in pubs cheaper and then make the landlord responsible for keeping his pub properly, that's what should happen.
This is something I have suggested that CAMRA start to campaign on but they continually avoid this issue, why can't there be a higher duty for off sales.
Cheap shots etc in pubs is just as irresponsible as the supermarket offers, the difference with the supermarket offers is the consequences are always far away from the point of sale, therefore diluting the responsibility of the licensee.
Also I would like to return of alcohol being sold separately from the main food area. In the past if a supermarket sold alcohol it was in a separate area. The current system makes it all too easy to put a bottle or three of discounted wine in the trolley as you pass by. However the big supermarkets are to powerful politically and will stop anything that will affect their profits.
I've probably got more chance ask the the police to keep law and order.