Wednesday, 4 June 2008

Lock up the children - they are criminals?

This week we learnt that the government want to crack down on under age drinking. I approve of wanting to reduce drinking at all ages, especially with younger people, but the government wants to introduce legislation which will criminalise under age drinkers for regular possession of alcohol.

Children, arguably the most vulnerable people in society and who are subject to the most discrimination, who are becoming addicted to alcohol, feeling dispossessed, are lacking good roll models and are suffering with the fragmentation of communities and families, should not be turned into criminals. Surely, anyone with a half a brain cell should understand this.

But this government are easily the UK's most right wing government in modern times, and have managed to out Tory the Tories. Not an easy feat. Stuff the kids says Labour...

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