CHEAP booze deals in shops and supermarkets are to be outlawed, Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill warned today.
That’s Kenny “detained in 2000 for being drunk and disorderly at a football match” MacAskill.
MacAskill says that the government “isn’t anti-alcohol”, and I think he’s telling the truth. After all, in June – in a move that surprised Scottish Rugby officials – he speedily scrapped the 25-year-long ban on drink at Murrayfield rugby internationals. The booze ban still applies to football, though. As he said at the time:
There is still a difference between football and rugby in terms of alcohol.
The problem isn’t booze, then – it’s the sort of people who get pissed-up and cause trouble at football matches. Like, er, Kenny MacAskill.