But I will highlight the 'suggestion' above the above in the list of 'suggestions' they wish to 'consult' on, as indicated in the title of this post. Now, I don't think they will move on this any time soon, but it brings to mind an incident I witnessed only yesterday. A young woman being refused a quarter bottle of whisky, even though she was 26 years old, and evidently over the legal restriction. But she didn't have any ID that proved this to the zealous shopkeeper. Therefore she left with her money still in her purse, and I followed, likewise with my money intact.
One step at a time, we have accepted our liberty to be taken from us, and we reap the reward for this cowardice in such ritual humiliations as I witnessed: a grown woman being treated like a naughty child. It wasn't like this in the past, and it doesn't have to be like this now, but as long as we acquiesce in our own degradation and infantilisation, we're only going to get more of the same.
As for the government's alcohol strategy, here's my suggestion:
GO FUCK YOURSELVES YOU PURITAN SCUM.