The Indy on Sunday sent my blood pressure soaring with their leader comment today. I've noticed the bias of the Indy papers over recent times but today's unsubstantiated uttering moved me to reply:
I have noted with dismay for some time an anti-alcohol consumption slant to the reporting by the Independent on Sunday and your sister daily newspaper. It took your leader column today to rouse me in protest at your pronouncements.
You state ‘ Minimum pricing would certainly have a disproportionate effect on poor people who are not problem drinkers. In our view, that is a price worth paying for the wider social benefits of cutting alcohol consumption generally and problem in particular.’
Can you explain in more detail why cutting alcohol consumption of responsible drinkers is a good thing, especially in regard to those on low incomes who you admit will be hit the most?
I urge you to complain also.