Sunday, April 22, 2012

The Drinking Age reports:
Support for returning the drinking age to 20 is gaining momentum as MPs face calls to address binge drinking.
I am not in favour of returning the drinking age to twenty. When you are 18 you are an adult and you should be allowed to buy a bottle of wine or a few beers. Or as Nikki Kaye puts it later in the article:
If someone can be elected to Parliament, get married or join the army, then they should be able to buy a bottle of wine
Alcohol Healthwatch support raising the drinking age, but their reasoning is a little suspect:
It is not about 18-year-olds, it is about 13-year-olds and making sure they don't begin drinking in their teens.
So maybe rather than punishing grown adults who want a drink we should look at preventing 13 year olds from getting access to alcohol.

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