In Reply to: re: save the pub posted by Local on May 19, 2013 at 10:02:43:
I cant speak for anyone else, just myself.
I enjoy the odd can at home for the weekend (a six pack). Its all I can afford from my pension and think after a lifetime of working and paying my taxes that I deserve it. While there are those who try and force everyone into the pubs by increasing the price at the off license please let them consider us pensioners who are just scraping along. There are those who abuse alcohol consumption at home but this is not a recent problem, just as there are those who abuse alcohol consumption in the pubs. This problem will not be solved by increasing the price of alcohol. I believe that the main reasons people are not visiting the pubs are the drink driving and anti smoking laws. Both of which I am absolutely in favor of.