“Booze shame” in Bristol!

Late blogging about this story, but still worth a mention. The Bristol Evening Post ran a feature a few days ago about the “Booze Shame List”. Bristol, you will no doubt be relieved to know, doesn’t have as many shameful boozing hussies as other cities. We only have four.

“Booze shame girls list revealed – JUST four girls in the Avon and Somerset area were fined for being drunk in a public place last year, new figures reveal. A league table, published yesterday in the Sun newspaper, found only the City of London force area to have had fewer women aged under 21 fined. http://www.thisisbristol.co.uk/Booze-shame-girls-list-revealed/story-16021025-detail/story.html

I am awaiting with great anticipation the booze shame boys list, which I assume is on its way?

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  • simon holmes  On May 17, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    I expect nothing less from a Daily Mail-type rag.

  • Steven J. Oram  On May 18, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    Alcohol misuse is a problem for so many, across the width and breadth of society. I wonder how many girls/boys from middle/upper class backgrounds are on those lists though? People often drink to forget, and right now, there’s a lot people want to forget. The real problem is loutish behaviour – and a lout is a lout whether he/she has imbibed or not. So, do we need these headline catching ‘booze shame lists’?

  • John Kimble  On May 20, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    The culture of young people and in Bristol is no different to anywhere else. Therefore any logical analysis of the situation would come to the conclusion that police in Bristol are failing to do their job and failing to deal with drunks.

    If large numbers of men and few females have been fined then the most likely conclusion is that Bristol police are very sexist against men (presumably taking their cues from a certain Bristol MP).

  • quietzaple  On May 25, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    No analysis of delinquency by alcohol expenditure/ unit I suppose?

    Eric Joyce blogged on this topic, prior to his recent drunken violence and subsequent denials.

    I still favour replacing excise duty by a tax/unit and increasing the overall cost across the board. Why should drunk toffs be unaffected by measures to use pricing to warn people off drunkenness?

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