Wednesday, 11 March 2009

Unionist parties support binge drinking

Okay, so the title isn't strictly true.

Here's what has actually happened.

SNP Government wants to amend existing legislation to introduce minimum pricing for alcohol products and ban alcoholic drink promotions in order to combat binge drinking in Scotland.

Opposition parties have blocked the plan, insisting that new legislation is required.

But the headline got your attention because I don't tend towards such sycophantic party allegiance on a regular basis.

Point is though, had it been the other way round, I don't think it is too much of a leap of faith to imagine newspaper headlines screaming about the SNP being soft on knife crime or supporting repossessions when the actual story is not quite what the headline proclaims.

Maybe if sub-editors gave articles a title that reflected the reality of the story and not a headline-grabbing, sycophantic partisan press release then we'd still read them - and their jobs wouldn't be under threat.

Or am I being a tad unfair there?

3 comments:

Aye We Can ! 11 March 2009 at 15:29  

Well done the Unionists - put the interfering Wee Frees in their place

This proposed legislation is mince - does hee haw other than give the impression of actvity.

And the only folks that wil suffer from the very modste minimum price envisage - the poor, Wont affect even the solid working class , certainly not the middle class or the upper class .

Just hit the poor Nicola and Kenny - feel good abourt youselves.

Or just stay put our lives. do you own jobs well.- and there plenty room for improvement

And Kenny, when you give up all that free taxpayer funded booze I might even start to take you seriously

And it aint just unionists who thinbk you are talking mince

For a Free Scotland - free from you medllers

Malc 11 March 2009 at 16:55  

I don't think there are words...

PJ 11 March 2009 at 20:03  

The diplomatic core awaits you Malc!

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