Whisky. Horrid. Had some once. Never again. Some people like it so much that it kills them.
Attempts to find political solutions are charged; the agenda can change.
I'm reminded of an upset from 2009 - here's a quote from The Guardian:
'Professor David Nutt, the government's chief drug adviser, has been
sacked a day after claiming that ecstasy and LSD were less dangerous
Over two days, starting on the anniversary of the forced abdication of Mary, Queen of Scots, Scotch Whisky Association and others v The Lord Advocate and another asks
whether the Alcohol (Minimum Pricing) (Scotland) Act 2012 is
incompatible with EU law and therefore unlawful under the Scotland Act
Should alcohol be subject to a minimum price of 50p per unit, which
producers claim would make them less competitive? Or, as counsel asks at
the beginning: 'Why not tax?' It's pointed out that Buckfast Tonic
Wine, already more than 50p per unit, fuels a lot of crime.
You don't have to walk far from the court to meet street drinkers.
Beyond the issue of price, tackling drunkenness involves looking at
poverty, unemployment, deprivation, family breakdown, homelessness and
Once you've done volunteering stints somewhere like Crisis you don't
just see a street-drinker shape: you look into a face and
wonder if you've met that person.
'Mr Simpson,' says Lord Neuberger, 'it may have been your first
appearance here but you have timed your ending of your submissions
'The Court is now adjourned,' says Lord Neuberger.