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Frank Hovis

Scottish booze cruisers invade England!

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And who can blame them.  Minimum 50p pricing now in in Sturgeonia.  It makes no difference to you if you're rich; only if you're not.

Lidl has already updated its website for the new Scottish prices:

 

How about two litres of Woodgate dry cider?

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England, Wales, NI: £1.99

People's Republic of Scotland: £5

 

Or one I like, as cider gives me a stinking hangover, Galereux Premium Lager:
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England, Wales, NI: £2.78

People's Republic of Scotland: £4.25

 

https://www.lidl.co.uk/en/Products.htm?id=49

 

 

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Ridiculous isn't it. Damn politicians and tax-payer funded health zealots.

Imagine they will try it here (in England) once an election is out of the way.

I buy the Lidl, lager, quite like it... that is quite a hike!

Won't benefit pubs in the slightest, just takes away disposable income from the poorest.

 

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As I've said before (though possibly not on here), if it wasn't for the fact that I'm a recovering alcoholic I'd definitely have been looking into finding a cheap business park unit or similar on the border and turning it into a booze cash and carry. I'm pretty sure that a few equivalents of Tobacco Alley in Adinkerke will be springing up soon.

Obviously I'm really not in favour of alcohol abuse, but I reckon I'm well placed to opine that no alcoholic would ever stop drinking just because it became unaffordable.

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1 hour ago, Frank Hovis said:

Minimum 50p pricing now in in Sturgeonia. 

 

Another disaster courtesy of New Labour and Tony Blair.

Everybody looks back at the horrific legacy of fighting an illegal war and the damage caused to Iraq, and his fundamentally flawed mission to rebuild Afghanistan.

People often overlook Blair is to blame for the enormous damage caused by devolved powers to Scotland and Wales. Northern Ireland at least has the grace to not bother trying.

Wales and Scotland have very expensive collection of certified half-wits to pay for which results in regressive taxes such as this MAP nonsense.

They have to find the money somewhere to pay themselves.

BBC plays it's usual propaganda brief perfectly. Assuring us it's to benefit the people of Scotland, and save money for Scottish NHS.

Instead of showing that Uncle Jimmy now has to pay a massive hike in prices for his week-end tinnies, or Granny buying her cheap sherry, our BBC highlight the widespread problem of ARBD.

Alcohol Related Brain Damage resulted in almost 1000 hospital stays in 2017. 

ARBD can lead to difficulties carrying out everyday tasks, confusion, problems with walking, talking, with mood and memory.

Visiting a specialist unit in Edinburgh, they managed to find Alan,  he drank 10 pints everyday. Alan has been receiving help for 3 months. Most people that leave the centre return to a normal life. Alan is hoping he will.

 

LIDL won't build a Megastore in Berwick because they realise this tax will be applied in England too.

Anybody fancy synthetic cannabinoids ?

 

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13 minutes ago, Rave said:

As I've said before (though possibly not on here), if it wasn't for the fact that I'm a recovering alcoholic I'd definitely have been looking into finding a cheap business park unit or similar on the border and turning it into a booze cash and carry. I'm pretty sure that a few equivalents of Tobacco Alley in Adinkerke will be springing up soon.

Obviously I'm really not in favour of alcohol abuse, but I reckon I'm well placed to opine that no alcoholic would ever stop drinking just because it became unaffordable.

It's not just alcoholics that it's hitting though.  Alcoholics have a clear preference for the very strong beers and ciders so why not just target that?  They have a high tolerance so can't get hammered on 3.5% beer like non-alcoholics can.  I once bough eight cans of ?1.8% beer because it was cheap.  Other than feeling very bloated and having to go to the toilet a lot it didn't have much effect.  These measures should be targeted at the strong stuff.

Several people I know buy their beer and wine from Aldi  Lidl because they like their products.  I flagged Galereux above but I also like their green cans which weren't on the page (though I don't like their cheapest lager).  Anybody on a reduced budget who wishes to buy some beers has been saving money by buying their drink at these stores.

So Scotland has just added ?£6 onto the weekly bill of people who have little choice but to buy the cheapest - people on minimum wage, on JSA - so taking money out of their pockets.

Instead of dealing with the particular problem of alcoholism they have punished everyone with a low weekly budget who isn't teetotal.  It is equivalent to doubling the price of all food to deal with obesity.  Of course it will reduce levels of obesity but it will at the same time make a lot of people significantly poorer.

I note that these sweeping measures have not increased the price of Buckfastleigh tonic wine which is the favoured drink of he ASBO types.

 

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1 hour ago, sarahbell said:

So is there a lidl in Berwick?

Just down the road from Morrisons, a couple of hundred yards from the A1.

I expect they're going to be busy.

My bad memory - it's an Aldi.

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45 minutes ago, spunko2010 said:

Aren't the SNP popular only really with low income Scots? Well not any more.

I’m amazed there isn’t civil unrest about this.  The reduction in the drink drive limit is unpopular.

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2 hours ago, Frank Hovis said:

And who can blame them.  Minimum 50p pricing now in in Sturgeonia.  It makes no difference to you if you're rich; only if you're not.

Lidl has already updated its website for the new Scottish prices:

 

How about two litres of Woodgate dry cider?

01274_31.jpg

England, Wales, NI: £1.99

People's Republic of Scotland: £5

 

Or one I like, as cider gives me a stinking hangover, Galereux Premium Lager:
87600_31.jpg

England, Wales, NI: £2.78

People's Republic of Scotland: £4.25

 

https://www.lidl.co.uk/en/Products.htm?id=49

 

 

Where's the extra money going- to the retailer or the government?

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27 minutes ago, Cunning Plan said:

You're seriously going to put @cccin charge of a van load of booze?

I'm not much of an in the house boozer - in fact when I do I tend to stick a few cans in the freezer then forget about them. :Old::(

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Just how are they intending to enforce this without a Scottish Customs Service?

Every vehicle going north over the border will be carrying booze and it is not illegal compared to all the continental tobacco that somehow is available in the UK.

Why not just set up a mail order business in England and legally ship the booze into Scotland.

Once again this is an example of the vanity of Politicians who think that they have more power than the people will allow them.

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