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Monday, September 05, 2011


I noticed this correlation years ago. When I was a child off-licenses were for grown-ups, most often side access to a pub with obscure glass door and a five foot high counter. Even most of the bottles were dark glass. Nowadays you can pick up alcohol where you buy your bread, and the labelling and brightly coloured liquid (in some cases) is clearly aimed at attracting young people.

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