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Cheap beer under threat?

This is (hic!) a moral outrage!

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The Brits are drunks, they always have been, increasing the price will do nothing to change that. Some of the Scandinavian countries have incredibly high prices on alcohol but still have a national alcoholism problem. The Brits will always pay the price what ever that price may be to get drunk, it’s the only way they know how to drink. Increasing the price will mean that they even take money from feeding their children. In Spain bars are open from 6 or 7 in the morning until around 3 in the morning & drunks falling about the streets are almost guaranteed to be tourists, & of the tourists the British are the worst. If the British can’t buy it they will make it themselves. When it comes to the consuming alcohol that country has no shame & no moderation.

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Alcohol is an escape from depression. Wouldn't you be depressed if you lived in a country where you can experience four seasons in one day? In confronting this problem, the UK needs to do a number of things:

Develop a national cuisine that is actually edible. This would encourage people to eat lunch rather than drink it. Nuitrition is the key.

Take some of the gloss off alcoholism as a national pastime. Villify drunks rather than portray them as national heros. Become a nation of sporting doers rather than football hooligans. Portray a positive image when overseas. Instead of drinking from a bidet, use it correctly.

Work out someway of dragging the British Isles to somewhere warmer.

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I prefer to live in Britain where we enjoy a tipple than America or Japan.

British food is great, it is a fallacy that it is poor. So many Tv's chefs from Britain shown worldwide can't be wrong.

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British people like a drink, so what, big deal. Lots of Yanks like to take crack and lots of Dutch smoke dope. Britain will drink and Gordon Brown already said this idea is stupid, so that's the end of that then.

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English food is good, but only if it's ethnic takeaway. English beer on the other hand is best served from Ireland.

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Move to russia for cheap Vodka?

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I am glad I am living in Japan, because there is definitely no alcohol problems, underage drinking etc. And the brewers are smart in developing products outside the tax ranges for materials....and you cannot even find a beer machine down the corner any more. What will be next? Gotta go, it is beer time now.

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Strict limits on alcohol will more smoothly facilitate the eventual, inevitable move to its complete ban when certain demographic time bombs go off.

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As the UK comes gradually under Shariah law, this problem will disappear.

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Raising prices won't cure the problem. It will be a boost to the Exchequer though. The only solution would lie in educating the masses, an almost insurmountable task!

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Ban alcohol, who needs it? Smoke marijuana and be happy.

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The British have a serious problem with drink, they simply can’t handle it, there is no moderation in the way that they drink & when drunk they become violent. Other nationalities get sad & maudlin or start singing, some just love everyone, but not the British, they just get nasty & fight, even the girls.

dennis0bauer <Move to russia for cheap Vodka?>

Don’t you mean cheap Ethylene glycol?

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If the British can’t buy it they will make it themselves. When it comes to the consuming alcohol that country has no shame & no moderation.

yeah, and all japanese carry cameras and all americans are loud. any more sweeping offensive steroptypes you'd like to add?

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Why does people always pick on us British on here? Loads of countries have mor alcoholics and problems with drunks than Britain like Finland an dmany others. In Japan them salaryman is sick eevryday all over the trains and people, if someone done that in England they'd get nicked or get a kickin.

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CheapBooze? Let me tell you what a pain it's been foir me. My layabout husband sits in front of the telly surrounded by empty cans of brown ale , that he bought for buy 1 get 1 free from Tesco's , and i'm there to clean up the mess. He gets drunk and is up all night being sick, it's disgusting. If it wasn't dirt cheap he'D have to cut down on his disgusting habit and i might get a decdent nights sleep.

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MildredRoper

“and i might get a decent nights sleep.”

But Mildred you never used to want a “decent” nights sleep, did you dear?

If Germany had won the war there would be none of this offensive behaviour on British streets. By now we would have properly educated the young British in all things. They would know about real beer, not these little girl drinks. Education, that is the real answer, show them what they look like when they are falling over the place, vomiting & collapsing in peoples gardens.

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I have often thought that maybe the British drink the way they do because they are depressed at being British, an understandable reason for depression. Maybe under different leadership this would have been different. It is sad that we will never know, then again if history has taught us anything it is that things change & what was once lost may be found again.

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It's probably a genetic thing with this island race :-)

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Some like myself know how to enjoy a tipple. It lightens one up and a great time can be had by all. Avoid chav pubs i say and you'll be finey winey.

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