The idea is simple, raise the minimum price of one unit of alcohol to 45p. This will make some drinks more expensive and hopefully put off liver damage for an extra year. BUT NOOOOOOOOOO! they cry THINK ABOUT THE GRANNIES, NANNY STATE, HARMING THE AVERAGE WORKING MAN.
This annoys me. It takes no time at all to think about it and realise, that actually, it's only the kinds of drinks that you would only ever drink because you want to get shitfaced, fall over, dance, fall over, eat chips and cheese and maybe wake up in a bed that's not your own that will actually get more expensive.
To help all the poor souls who can't think this through because they are too busy stockpiling bottles of Jacob's Creek I made a graph. There is nothing that can't be made better with a nice graph.
The graph shows the increase or decrease (percentage, not absolute) in price between the current price in Tesco and the price that would be enforced with the 45p proposal. Just for some graphy fun, see if you can guess which bar equates to which drink; your choices are:
Jacob's Creek chardonnay
Diamond white cider
Montana sauvignon blanc
Carlsberg special brew
Isn't this fun?!
To conclude: Unless you serve Diamond White at your dinner parties, or you're a doctor who finds treating unconscious drunk 14 year olds fun, STOP FUCKING COMPLAINING.