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 wineAlcohol 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.