Monday, April 16, 2007
Monday Poll - Question 12
Britain should consider making the legal drinking age 21 as it has "lost the plot" when it comes to regulating alcohol, policy pundits claim. The UK has one of the worst problems in Europe with a fifth of children aged 11 to 15 drinking at least once a week. Public Policy Research (PPR), the journal of the IPPR think-tank, says it is time to practise "tough love", such as reviewing the minimum drinking age. However, other commentators are that this proposal is unenforceable and that we should simply apply the current rule more effectively. What do you think?