Drinking age to 21?

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    Drinking age to 21?

    Post by Ross on 10th February 2009, 09:33

    A Facebook campaign was recently brought to my attention, to stop the legal drinking age in the UK from being raised to 21.

    I had no idea this was the case, but apparently on March 1st, the government will announce whether this will come into action or not. If it is the case and they do make this the new law, it will come into effect as early as April.

    Over 48,000 people have signed the Facebook petition to keep it at 18, what do you think?


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    Re: Drinking age to 21?

    Post by in.s@ne on 10th February 2009, 23:51

    It's 18 in Australia, and has been for as long as I can remember. I wouldn't mind it older (I'm only 17 myself, but have no intention of drinking alcohol much), because you hear too many stories here of people being excessively drunk...


    I'd up it.

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    Re: Drinking age to 21?

    Post by Mike on 11th February 2009, 03:56

    It wouldn't help anyway. Even now we hear of 13(!!) year olds being drunk regularly. Upping it would make no difference what so ever.

    A little off topic but in times such as this we talk about buying and selling products to stimulate the economy, odds are 18-20 year olds do alot of alcohol sales in the UK. Take away that factor from small shops and what really do they have left?


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    Re: Drinking age to 21?

    Post by alex291190 on 17th March 2009, 16:20

    Drinking age should stay at 18, cuz if it goes up more...i may have another repeat of my 18th.....NOT GOOD! Twisted Evil
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    Re: Drinking age to 21?

    Post by Ross on 18th March 2009, 04:11

    alex291190 wrote:Drinking age should stay at 18, cuz if it goes up more...i may have another repeat of my 18th.....NOT GOOD! Twisted Evil

    Lmao


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    Re: Drinking age to 21?

    Post by Nway on 18th March 2009, 13:28

    i really dont think it will help the problem
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    Re: Drinking age to 21?

    Post by Ross on 18th March 2009, 15:27

    It's a case of wanting what you can't have - alcohol will become like gold to those who can't buy it yet, they need to get over the 18 benchmark and get bored of drinking.


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