cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

If you want cheap booze -

Community Veteran
Posts: 6,773
Thanks: 257
Fixes: 20
Registered: 16-02-2009

If you want cheap booze -

Don't come to Scotland for it!

As of yesterday it is now 50p/unit. So what was (e.g.) £2 for 2l of cider will now be £5 (10 units).

What a GREAT IDEA NOT!

Kick these wasters out of Parliament!

 

Couple of years ago it was the silly low units per week we should be drinking (something like 12 down from 28!) now they are pricing it out of the range of the normal punter. It will not affect them how are buying £40 bottles of wine as they will be same price. But the poor who wanted a drink will be even poorer if they buy now.

27 REPLIES
Champnet
Aspiring Pro
Posts: 408
Thanks: 72
Registered: 25-07-2007

Re: If you want cheap booze -

They've only got your interest at heart, drink less and be more healthy. Live longer, work longer, pay more tax and be less of a burden on the NHS.

Community Veteran
Posts: 5,633
Thanks: 752
Fixes: 1
Registered: 23-09-2010

Re: If you want cheap booze -

It's nothing more than another money collection idea designed to look as though it's for your benefit.

It's pretty appalling that this really assumes that the general population are mindless idiots that need nursing and guidance in spending their own money.

rongtw
Seasoned Hero
Posts: 6,946
Thanks: 1,511
Fixes: 12
Registered: 01-12-2010

Re: If you want cheap booze -

yep just another indirect Tax Sad

Asus ROG Hero Vii Z97 , Intel i5 4690k ,ROG Asus Strix 1070,
samsung 850evo 250gig , WD black 2 TB . Asus Phoebus sound ,
16 gig Avexir ram 2400 , water cooling Corsair H100i gtx ,
Corsair 750HXI Psu , Phanteks Enthoo pro case .
Community Veteran
Posts: 5,221
Thanks: 1,110
Fixes: 3
Registered: 06-11-2014

Re: If you want cheap booze -

Same applies with the sugar tax on soft drinks, they've bumped up the cost of those a lot because it's "healthier", except for those of us who have a serious adverse reaction to aspartame have to foot the bill to enjoy soft drinks, or do without, not exactly free choice...

Minivanman
Seasoned Hero
Posts: 6,016
Thanks: 1,593
Fixes: 1
Registered: 04-11-2014

Re: If you want cheap booze -

If you want cheap booze...... try making it yourself?

I'm no master brewer but my home made beer is with a few exceptions (in my unbiased opinion) as good as most off the shelf offerings. 

Memo to self: Down to last crate, must make some more. Thumbs Up

I know where I am, I've been lost here before.
harrym1byt
Rising Star
Posts: 173
Thanks: 24
Registered: 15-10-2016

Re: If you want cheap booze -

Even if it were UK wide, it would make no difference to me. I don't drink soft drinks, I never buy much alcohol, never bought cider. I buy sugar free orange to dilute, because I need more fluid intake and cannot drink just water alone. I buy the occasional bottle of wine and the occasional pint in a pub. 

Minivanman
Seasoned Hero
Posts: 6,016
Thanks: 1,593
Fixes: 1
Registered: 04-11-2014

Re: If you want cheap booze -

Been some time since I enjoyed a pint in a pub, but then I resent paying £3 for something I can make for less than a third of that and beside, pubs are not quite the convivial places they used to be.

As for cider, perish the thought! 

I know where I am, I've been lost here before.
Steve
Seasoned Pro
Posts: 6,800
Thanks: 300
Registered: 13-07-2009

Re: If you want cheap booze -


@HairyMcbiker wrote:

But the poor who wanted a drink will be even poorer if they buy now.


The poor shouldn't really be drinking alcohol though.

 

EDIT: Just to add, hopefully it reduces underage drinking. Smiley

If life gives you lemons, make lemonade.
Community Veteran
Posts: 6,773
Thanks: 257
Fixes: 20
Registered: 16-02-2009

Re: If you want cheap booze -

@minivan I DO! Been a craft brewer for past 25 years. Brew using malted barley, hops & water (got a brew on just now!)
But this is about everybody else.
Being a diabetic I agree with the sugar tax, but this alcohol tax is just taking the biscuit (and the cake and everything else).
@Steve WHY? When you are poor there isn't much else left for you.
Steve
Seasoned Pro
Posts: 6,800
Thanks: 300
Registered: 13-07-2009

Re: If you want cheap booze -

Depends on your definition of poor I guess @HairyMcbiker but it's cheap Cider that is high in alcohol that has been hit the hardest. I hope it helps curb underage drinking, and if by poor you mean broke, than personally I would have other priorities than booze.

If life gives you lemons, make lemonade.
Minivanman
Seasoned Hero
Posts: 6,016
Thanks: 1,593
Fixes: 1
Registered: 04-11-2014

Re: If you want cheap booze -

@HairyMcbiker

Yes of course, it was just tongue in cheek.Roll eyes

As for the poor not having much else well you are right there. Some people have sod all in their lives and at least a couple of cans give some comfort.  

I know where I am, I've been lost here before.
Steve
Seasoned Pro
Posts: 6,800
Thanks: 300
Registered: 13-07-2009

Re: If you want cheap booze -

A cheap 4 pack has only gone up about 80p @Minivanman

If life gives you lemons, make lemonade.
Minivanman
Seasoned Hero
Posts: 6,016
Thanks: 1,593
Fixes: 1
Registered: 04-11-2014

Re: If you want cheap booze -

@Steve

That's quite a jump I agree but still, nanny knows best I guess. Wink

I know where I am, I've been lost here before.
Community Veteran
Posts: 5,221
Thanks: 1,110
Fixes: 3
Registered: 06-11-2014

Re: If you want cheap booze -


@Steve wrote:

The poor shouldn't really be drinking alcohol though.

 

Try living with depression, then you'd know why the poor drink alcohol...