15 August 2007

End of Happy Hour?

Happy hour"Alcohol is too cheap and too readily available and is too strong. Young people cannot handle it."

Really? Cheshire's chief constable, Peter Fahy, clearly thinks so. Certainly Labour's extension of licensing hours appears to have sent as clear a signal on binge drinking as their declassification of cannabis did on drugs. But would raising the legal drinking age to 21 have any impact on the country's underlying social problems? What do you reckon?


Elliott said...

I'm not especially enamoured of the minimum age proposal, though I do think supermarkets should stop flooding the country with discounted booze (much of which is perfectly filthy ... )