Cheap alcohol

I am very worried about the Coalition’s idea of introducing a minimum price for alcohol. Many Fitton residents are semi-alcoholic. The school PTA is awash with cheap wine and beer. Parents lurch from one drunken occasion to the next, barely pausing to sober up in between. On recycling day, pavements are littered with empty bottles. But these drinkers are already struggling with rising food bills, increased petrol prices and staggeringly high gas and electricity bills. They simply can’t afford to pay more.

Hypocrisy abounds. You have only to come across the Twitter ‘handle’ DrunkGeorgeOsborne (@OsborneDrunk) to realise the truth of what everyone’s saying.  There’s one rule for the millionaires and another rule for the rest of us.

Although, in the interests of accuracy, I should point out that I rarely drink myself. I don’t like losing control, and I don’t like hangovers.

I am slightly tired of having to explain that when I collapsed at Amanda’s party at the beginning of our PTA campaign, I was reacting to heat, not alcohol. It was very crowded, and I was wearing wool.

No amount of sniggering will make me change my story.

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