November 22, 2009

Heard It On The Irvine

From BBC News: Minimum alcohol pricing backed by author Irvine Welsh
Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh has urged politicians to tackle Scotland's "cheap bevvy" culture. . . .

Mr Welsh [said]: "In Scotland, our cultural relationship with alcohol interfaces negatively with resilient poverty to maintain the long-running embarrassment of this weeping sore on our social fabric. Cheap bevvy is part of that culture."
"Our cultural relationship interfaces negatively with resilient poverty?" Man, no wonder people had so much trouble understanding Trainspotting! Zing!

Also, I'm fairly sure that fabric can't develop weeping sores.

I'm just kidding, Irvine — you're all right.

1 comment:

Yvon Tripper said...

I think that this is an excellent initiative. The best way to reduce poverty is to increase prices.

This measure should lead Scots to spend less money on alcohol and instead spend it on more productive things, such as flights to more affordable countries.

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