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seegee

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TV programme - debate about benefit cuts (& other news)
« on: March 08, 2012, 11:58:29 AM »
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Jake Humphrey hosts a live debate show from east London, with Radio 1Xtra DJ Gemma Cairney joining the panel to discuss benefits cuts and the big stories of the moment.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01d8m0m/Free_Speech_Episode_1/

Haven't watched this, did anyone see it?

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Re: TV programme - debate about benefit cuts (& other news)
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2012, 01:18:59 PM »
If you can't afford to buy your booze aren't you going to start researching into how to create it yourself?
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Re: TV programme - debate about benefit cuts (& other news)
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2012, 01:41:57 PM »
That's what happens in countries where alcohol sales are restricted by price - people brew their own beer or make wine.  That does cut the amount of spirits people drink though, as setting up a still needs space & requires extra power to heat the liquid - some countries don't allow spirits to be sold in public bars at all, only via off-licences.  Beer or wine are much easier & cheaper to make at home.
It reduces public drunkenness, as if a lot of people are making beer at home they will drink it at home too, rather than pay lots of money to drink in a bar.
Not at all sure it makes much difference to long-term health though; years of slow steady drinking (not necessarily getting drunk) will damage the liver, brain or kidneys...