Scottish parliament to propose 45p per unit, drink minimum price

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tougher sentences for violence, and yeah any infraction caused by booze the fine them and fine them hard. make more sense than punishing everyone, but again, this is just tax, much like the majority of speed cameras are there for money not saving lives.
 

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FURIOUS critics last night claimed SNP plans to tackle Scotland's binge-drink nightmare with minimum pricing would actually make some 'problem' drinks CHEAPER.

figures show the price of 12 275ml bottles of WKD Blue could fall from £12.48 at Tesco to a legal minimum of £8.17 and from £10 at Asda to £8.17.

Similarly, 12 bottles of Smirnoff Ice would drop from £12.97 at Tesco and £10 at Asda to just £8.17.

Buckfast - notorious in Scotland's boozing culture - was last night being sold for £6.49 for a 750ml bottle at Glasgow Spar stores.

Under new rules it could theoretically drop to a minimum of £5.06.


But 12 440ml cans of Tennent's Lager would rise by £1.30 from £8.92 at both Tesco and Asda to £10.22.


Read more: Nicola Sturgeon has got a drink problem over minimum unit price | The Sun |Home Scotland|Scottish News
 
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