That would be good; we could then set an individual age limit on when others have to pay for someone's IVF treatments. Delaying childbearing beyond natural fertility makes it a lifestyle choice, not a disease or handicap, and there is no ethical argument to support my paying for someone else's lifestyle choice.
If the minimum price was set at 1p per calorie, not only beer, wine and spirits but fizzy soft-drinks, candy and cakes - which are much, much more damaging to health than alcohol is - would also be effectively restricted
We're getting the same money but demand is rising, therefore we are being cut - this is the kind of whacked-out logic that bankers used to get us into the financial crisis. Some folks, including the authors of this piece, seem to think we can keep on paying more and more for more and more services from the NHS, but they do not say where the money is supposed to come from. Either you and I - regardless of our income level - pay more taxes than we do today or we take the money from our children by growing the deficit.
You've heard of "Disgusted, Tunbridge Wells"? Well, I live in Holland Park and I've Had It. Up to here! An old curmudgeon, I rant and rave about things I read, see or hear in the News. Frequently sarcastic, irreverent and libertarian; often wrong - but never uncertain.