A drink in Scotland
One of the outcomes from the Scottish National Party’s resounding election victory in last week’s elections for the Holyrood parliament will in all likelihood be the resurrection of the SNP’s proposal to set a minimum price for alcoholic drinks.
Wherever binge drinking is a problem we do need to take steps to deal with it. The Scottish government’s proposals seem to me to be reasonable. Excessive drinking causes economic, social and medical problems. It is important that these are addressed.