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    Default Who's standing up for the wine-drinkers?

    Shame on Ireland's political classes! Not one of them had the guts to raise the staggering excise increase on the bottle of plonk in the Dail. The benchmark of the value connoisseur's shopping trolley, Lidl's bottle of Montepulciano di Abruzzo, goes up from 3.99 to 4.99 as a result of Baldy Noonan's savage Budget. That's an incredible 25% increase!! Over 300 a year heaped on top of the already hard-pressed imbiber.

    Have Fine Gael caved into Labour's Nanny agenda? They showed a bit of gumption when they shafted killjoy Minister of State Shortall and stranded her demon-drink crusade on the rocks. But now it seems it was all for show.

    They've already killed off the pubs with the drink-driving laws and the smoking ban. Now they're attacking the drinker in the privacy of his home. Where's it all going to end?

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    Their going to have your home as well, watch out for baldy noonan behind your couch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prof Honeydew View Post
    Shame on Ireland's political classes! Not one of them had the guts to raise the staggering excise increase on the bottle of plonk in the Dail. The benchmark of the value connoisseur's shopping trolley, Lidl's bottle of Montepulciano di Abruzzo, goes up from €3.99 to €4.99 as a result of Baldy Noonan's savage Budget. That's an incredible 25% increase!! Over €300 a year heaped on top of the already hard-pressed imbiber.

    Have Fine Gael caved into Labour's Nanny agenda? They showed a bit of gumption when they shafted killjoy Minister of State Shortall and stranded her demon-drink crusade on the rocks. But now it seems it was all for show.

    They've already killed off the pubs with the drink-driving laws and the smoking ban. Now they're attacking the drinker in the privacy of his home. Where's it all going to end?
    I certainly would stand up for my fellow wine drinkers, if I could, but took too much advantage of the stuff while still affordable......

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    You love the whine.
    Boycott the "Irish" Sun rag.

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    Hmph,....do you really think they give a flying fook....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prof Honeydew View Post
    Shame on Ireland's political classes! Not one of them had the guts to raise the staggering excise increase on the bottle of plonk in the Dail. The benchmark of the value connoisseur's shopping trolley, Lidl's bottle of Montepulciano di Abruzzo, goes up from €3.99 to €4.99 as a result of Baldy Noonan's savage Budget. That's an incredible 25% increase!! Over €300 a year heaped on top of the already hard-pressed imbiber.

    Have Fine Gael caved into Labour's Nanny agenda? They showed a bit of gumption when they shafted killjoy Minister of State Shortall and stranded her demon-drink crusade on the rocks. But now it seems it was all for show.

    They've already killed off the pubs with the drink-driving laws and the smoking ban. Now they're attacking the drinker in the privacy of his home. Where's it all going to end?
    At this stage I thought it was obvious...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Prof Honeydew View Post
    Shame on Ireland's political classes! Not one of them had the guts to raise the staggering excise increase on the bottle of plonk in the Dail. The benchmark of the value connoisseur's shopping trolley, Lidl's bottle of Montepulciano di Abruzzo, goes up from €3.99 to €4.99 as a result of Baldy Noonan's savage Budget. That's an incredible 25% increase!! Over €300 a year heaped on top of the already hard-pressed imbiber.

    Have Fine Gael caved into Labour's Nanny agenda? They showed a bit of gumption when they shafted killjoy Minister of State Shortall and stranded her demon-drink crusade on the rocks. But now it seems it was all for show.

    They've already killed off the pubs with the drink-driving laws and the smoking ban. Now they're attacking the drinker in the privacy of his home. Where's it all going to end?
    Or even on the street !

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    Quote Originally Posted by R3volution_R3ady View Post
    At this stage I thought it was obvious...

    Not nice considering...
    Boycott the "Irish" Sun rag.

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    Also, €2 on a bottle of spirits - sneakily snuck n by announcing it as 10c on a pub measure. Government will now collect about 75% of a €20 bottle of spirits. Farcical. People will find another way - just like they did a few years ago - just like they do with ciggies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prof Honeydew View Post
    Shame on Ireland's political classes! Not one of them had the guts to raise the staggering excise increase on the bottle of plonk in the Dail. The benchmark of the value connoisseur's shopping trolley, Lidl's bottle of Montepulciano di Abruzzo, goes up from €3.99 to €4.99 as a result of Baldy Noonan's savage Budget. That's an incredible 25% increase!! Over €300 a year heaped on top of the already hard-pressed imbiber.

    Have Fine Gael caved into Labour's Nanny agenda? They showed a bit of gumption when they shafted killjoy Minister of State Shortall and stranded her demon-drink crusade on the rocks. But now it seems it was all for show.

    They've already killed off the pubs with the drink-driving laws and the smoking ban. Now they're attacking the drinker in the privacy of his home. Where's it all going to end?
    Surely the plonk drinkers who haven't drunk too much can stand up for themselves! Really, asking "Who's standing up for the wine-drinkers?" should be in the crap joke section.

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