A top doctor has backed calls for a minimum price to be imposed on alcohol.
Brighton and Hove director of public health Tom Scanlon said having less cheap wine, beers and spirits available would be an important step in reducing the impact alcohol has on the city.
Oh, good god! Brighton again. Won’t these people ever stop?
However, he said that all councils around the country would have to join and support the scheme or it would never work.
He said: “There would not be a lot of point if people were told alcohol was more expensive in Brighton and Hove but could simply head over to Worthing and get it there.”
Sussex Police head of licensing Jean Irving said the price and easy availability of alcohol in the city was something the force took seriously.
She said: “If you go out with £5 and say, for example, it costs £1 for a pint then you are going to have five pints.
“However if it costs £2.50, you will only have two.”
“Obviously, the cheaper it is, the more people are going to buy it.
“I have seen deals in supermarkets where people are paying the equivalent of 50p for a pint of lager.”
The same old horseshit, trotted out time and time again, despite the fact it’s always easily debunked.