To Orwell Today,
from today uk parents can be charged with assault or imprisoned for smacking their children and soon pubs will be open for up to 24hours a day despite all the problems associated with alcohol - drain on health services, police and social services. Most uk town centres are no go areas at weekend evenings for families and pensioners, due to drunken loutish behaviour of youths many of whom are under age drinkers. crime could increase greatly. this was tried in ireland and was shelved.
Yes, the governments these days are literally plying youths with liquor and then sending in the cops to pick off as many as they can. It's an example of doublethink that they won't allow a parent to smack a child but they'll allow a cop to pepper spray and stun-gun one.
All the best,
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