Of course, no need to tax voluntary consumption, simply increase taxes on high earners instead.....Someone's got to pay for all these drunks that turn up at A&E every weekend. Alcohol is the main cause, so why not up the tax on beer to help pay for it.
Or am I advocate?
We can't afford it up here. Its considered a toffs drink these days.gazbarber said:London has a heavy drinks after work culture, its much worth than say the North East for this where the drinking is concentrated mainly over the weekend.
A break down by region of these stats would be interesting, undoubtedly the highest of earners will be concentrated around London.
Its particularly good because you can cover the desk of your local MP in letters and you will receive a nicely typed reply with a port cullis on it. I like receiving those as I feel very important.overkill said:What white lightening?
At last a cause I can happily sign up!
Even though the meds mean I can't drink at the moment!
Oh, I've got plenty of those already. I get the distinct feeling they are monitoring such petitions nowadays, as the letters have a distinctly automated feel about them. "Thank for your letter concerning ________ you can rest assured that I too am worried by this issue and I will raise it on your behalf in the house" or words to that effect.Its particularly good because you can cover the desk of your local MP in letters and you will receive a nicely typed reply with a port cullis on it. I like receiving those as I feel very important.
But what about all those rotting apples contributing to Apple Made Global Warming ? I think possibly the banning of any yeast and sugar concoction and the taxing of penicillin. Oops and what about bread ? No wonder unleavened bread was popular, far less environmental impact. Beans as well, the function of producing copious methane on ingestion means they probably need blacklisting.IronGiant said:or tax the CO2 instead of the alcohol
a base rate of 20% for Real Ale after the first two pints, 40% on fizzy lagers and an eye wincing 60% for champagne with the threat of a higher tier for anything costing over £100 a bottle. After all, if people can afford to drink it I'm sure they can afford to pay the extra tax on it If not they can downsize to still cider.
I used to run a rule like that. Those with bright ideas could be expected to find themselves leading the charge. Funny how quickly the ideas that had less commercial benefit dried up.namuk said:heavily increase the tax on people who add more tax ideas and the Do gooders