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Editor's Viewpoint: A drink dilemma

It is the law of unintended consequences. Environment Minister Alex Atwood wants to bring in legislation to outlaw booze buses - stopping young people drinking on public service vehicles taking them to nightclubs or concerts.

But, he has been warned, the law could also hit newlywed couples sipping a celebratory glass of Champagne on the way to the reception.

The hard-working minister, no doubt, will not want to be seen as the man who took the cheer out of any couple's big day, while still ensuring that his primary target doesn't slip through any legislative loophole. If he can solve that dilemma we will all raise a glass to him.

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