Saturday 25 November 2017

Our drink crisis remedy might be found in the pub

Our drink crisis remedy might be found in the pub
Our drink crisis remedy might be found in the pub
John Downing

John Downing

I have been at many political conferences which passed well-meaning propositions on dealing with our national drink problem. The “worthy part” was more usually followed by a drinking session.

Let’s get one thing out of the way before I go any further. I have generally paid more attention to the latter than the former. For a long time I lived by a sort of tacit agreement that it is a politician’s duty to condemn alcohol abuse, on the way to sinking a few pints in good company.

I am not well placed to preach on this of all issues. So, let’s try to deal with life as it is.

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