From a retired Bradford doctor, John Rodriguez-Arganaraz, comes this delightful observation about older folk drinking:
“In times of economic hardship people are looking for comforts to get them through the hard times. With the loss of the community hub that was the pub, people get drunk at home much more easily and that’s inevitable.”
The government killed the pub. They didn't mean to but they did - escalating duty on beer, banning smoking, inisisting on doormen when they aren;t needed, clamping down on drinking outside.
The rest of the article where the quote appears is typical prohibitionist dribble.