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The thing about those nationalist parties in the devolved regions of the UK is that they are overwhelmingly Nanny Statists. In Northern Ireland this past week, the little nationalists decried that they will impose minimum pricing on alcohol. I now read that the SNP have stated that will try to revive plans to introduce similar minimum pricing if elected in May. A few weeks ago, Nanny Staters at Stormont pushed through legislation to force people to wear helmets when cycling. It appalls me to witness the empty headed socialist posturing of these Nanny Staters as THEY decide what it best for US. The combination of arrogance and stupidity is awesome to behold and enough to drive you to drink.

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6 thoughts on “THE LITTLE NATIONALIST NANNY STATERS..

  1. Lemme get something straight here …

    In Northern Ireland this past week, the little nationalists decried that they will impose minimum pricing on alcohol. I now read that the SNP have stated that will try to revive plans to introduce similar minimum pricing if elected in May.

    So, a minimum price will cut demand for the product, yes? This is the thinking, it seems. Make the good more expensive at the lower end by introduce a price floor, thereby shrinking demand for that good, yes?

    This, from the same fringe who’ll tell you a minimum wage doesn’t restrict demand for labour.

  2. Excellent point Pete. I’m putting that one away for future use.

    David

    You make a good point too. The basis of nationalism used to be to overthrow the restrictions of a remote government. If the same petty restrictions are to be imposed locally then nationalism is reduced to a chauvinistic change of flags.

  3. Pete Moore

    You attack “nanny statism” on alcohol consumption, but you support the equally “nanny state” ban on smoking dope. So no inconsistency there.

    Scotland has a problem with the Rab C Nesbitts who frequently get drunk and assault their wives / partners, especially after matches between Celtic and Rangers. The real price of alcohol has fallen significantly in the last 20 years and has helped to fuel a significant increase in consumption. It is quite legitimate for the state to look at ways of dealing with this problem.

  4. Peter –

    Yes, inconsistency there on drugs, I’ve said so a few times along with the reasons for it. I’ve also said my view doesn’t sit comfortably with my principles.

    The real price of alcohol has fallen significantly in the last 20 years …

    Great!

    Capitalism and free-ish markets are an unbeatable combination, eh? Let’e, rip, let capitalism and free-ish markets do the dame for everything. Let’s start with health services. Bring the costs of health care down …

    As for the neds, the problem is welfarism and an empty culture. Getting out their heads on cooking lager is a symptom, not the problem. Diddling with the price of alcohol punishes everyone for the few and is nothing more than fiddling at the edge.

    Welfarism and culture, that’s your problem.

  5. Welfarism is a problem for sure.

    But a tad of consitency from Rightworld on “nanny staism” would be welcome. I’m not holding my breath.

  6. “People prefer to be ruled by their own incompetent politicians rather than other peoples incompetent politicians” to paraphrase Bernadette McAliskey

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