I have just returned from the Campaign for Real Ale's annual Great British Beer Festival in London, to which I was invited in order to see 'responsible drinking' being undertaken.
This disgusting experience merely confirmed that making alcohol expensive is not any kind of answer.
It cost £10 for admission and another £3 to obtain a glass before a single drop could be sampled, yet I could see considerable numbers of people whose consumption had been such that they would not have been legally (and, in several cases, physically) capable of driving a motor vehicle.
Only complete prohibition can save the health and morality of our nation.
JOHN EOIN DOUGLAS