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Hitting the less wealthy drinkers.

RESPONSIBLE drinkers on average or low incomes will be hit hardest by the government's proposed minimum price per unit for alcohol. It will make no difference to the majority of wealthy drinkers who usually enjoy wines and spirits that are already a lot dearer than the 45p per unit proposed.

The only time they will purchase the lower priced drinks is probably at Christmas when getting presents for the people who do their menial work for them.

The minimum price per unit might help cut out binge drinking by the less well-off but I can't see it affecting the drinkers of this world who will carry on with their 'high jinks' as usual.

We keep hearing politicians blaming cheap supermarket booze for the closure of so many pubs. Who do they blame for the closure of so many churches, the BBC and Songs of Praise ? AW, Gosforth, via email
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Title Annotation:Letters
Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
Date:Dec 13, 2012
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