Enough is enough


Check out this excellent new video from the Drinkers' Alliance. Punitive taxation on alcohol is often justified on the grounds that alcohol (and in particular 'binge drinking') causes enormous social problems, or negative externalities, which ought to be 'priced in' the initial cost of a drink. But the key point to remember here is the one Tom Papworth made recently in relation to dangerous dogs: "It is a sign of extremely bad law-making that, rather than target criminal activity, the legislator seeks to make the wider community compensate for the bad behaviour of a few. It smacks of collective punishment: somebody from your village breaks the law, so your whole village is burnt to the ground." Law-abiding Britons have put up with this approach for far too long as it is - now is the time to fight back, and resist the onward march of the bully state.