Category Archives: UK Politics

Scottish Independence: Fantasy or Farce?

As an Englishman who has only visited Scotland once and never felt the desire to return i don’t really much care whether Scotland remains part of the UK or goes Independent. I do however care when some nationalist muppet like Alex Salmond and his bunch of SNP buddies in Holyrood start claiming that they can go independent and have the UK that they so desperately want to leave, underwriting an independent Scottish economy.

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UK MP’s: Ban Happy Hour!

“happy hour” drink promotions should be banned according to a group of UK MPs.

British supermarkets should also be subject to tighter controls and prevented by law from selling alcohol at a loss to encourage people into their stores, the MPs say.

Citing research that showed the real price of alcohol has fallen dramatically, the Home Affairs Select Committee urged ministers to clamp down on irresponsible bars and pubs.

They found the “whole focus” of police resources was in dealing with alcohol-fuelled and football violence, meaning officers were “hitting their targets but missing the point”.

Chairman of the select committee Keith Vaz said: “We cannot have on one hand a world of alcohol promotions for profit that fuels surges of crime and disorder, and on the other the police diverting all their resources to cope with it.”

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