It’s obvious that the Labour Party MPs need some fortification during these stressful times.
Kevin Hague was pictured in the DomPost yesterday wearing a red shirt to protest John Key’s “gay red top” comment:
The shirt advertises Absolut vodka and this from an MP who has spoken out against alcohol advertising.
Once again a Green MP covers himself with the shield of sanctimony.
Jami-lee Ross had to give Jacinda Ardern a hand with Labour’s alcohol policy on Breakfast this morning. Classic.
Yes Jacinda, Jami-Lee was right. Here’s the policy that Labour and Lianne Dalziel are promoting.
“We should set a minimum price that would prevent wine from being sold for less than $2 for a standard drink.”
Ardern should find out about the policies she’s promoting before grandstanding on them.
But since we are talking specifics there are 37 standard drinks in a litre of spirits - so the cheapest 1l bottle of gin or vodka, or rum under Labour’s policy would be $74.
Currently a litre of top shelf Bombay Sapphire Gin (A Whale favourite) goes for $45.
And Labour’s policy would mean the cheapest dozen beer cans would cost a minimum of $24.
And they’re seriously trying to sell this policy to Waitakere man? I hope so.
…or banning the use performance enhancing drugs:
Russian athletes might have to be sneaky if they want to celebrate a medal with a traditional vodka at this year’s Olympics.
The Russian government announced today that alcohol will be banned during all receptions involving officials and athletes at the London Games.
Russian newspaper Kommersant reported the story under the headline ‘Stone Cold Sober’.
“Olympic values are not commensurate with the consumption of alcohol,” a spokeswoman for Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak told the newspaper, the Wall Street Journal reports.
Poor performances at the Vancouver Winter Olympics in 2010 has been cited as a reason behind the booze ban.