Strange days, indeed. Those natural bastions of excessive drinking-the students’ unions-could soon be under attack. For at the National Union of Students annual conference in Blackpool, there has been a seismic shift in attitude. The conference voted to begin consultations on setting minimum pricing for alcohol in their affiliated bars.
Further proof, if needed, of the decline of educational standards. When I was a student, I campaigned for cheaper beer, with the ultimate goal being FREE beer. What is the world coming to? If the students are getting all puritanical, then the future’s looking bleak for the rest of us.
In the words of the Doors,
"Strange days have found us
Strange days have tracked us down
They're going to destroy
Our casual joys"