Today's Liverpool Echo has a article which states that Wirral Council is hoping to introduce a minimum price for alcohol. Committee chair Cllr Sue Taylor said "If you are a normal drinker you are probably looking at an increase of £1 per month".
Point 1. What is the justification for those of us who drink in a responsible manner paying over £4 extra per month? We've been hit with a succession of excise, VAT and other price increases. Surely enough is enough.
Point 2. I find the use of the word 'normal' a bit sinister. The only other word that can be used in contrast is 'abnormal'. I'm happy with less pejorative words like occasional, regular, heavy, light, social, excessive or moderate. I'd certainly never call anyone a normal drinker.