The Puritan Kakistocracy are at it again! This time we are being ordered not to allow anyone under 15 ANY alcohol. Yet again, parental responsibility is crushed under the heel of autocratic diktat. Do these people never learn?
Just after World War 1, the USA introduced Prohibition by way of the 18th Amendment to the Constitution. It was an unmitigated disaster, giving rise to a crime wave unsurpassed at that time. One of the big supporters of Prohibition was the Ku Klux Klan. That should have been a big clue (no pun intended) to the law-makers. Some of the great names of American history emerged in the Prohibition: Al Capone, Bugs Moran.... The 18th was repealed - the only amendment that has ever been repealed. Well, Gordon Cromwell and his miserable minions are heading the same way only down a generation. If we tell our teenagers not to do something, they will see it as something to do. Bugsy Malone with WKD instead of custard.
The French will be laughing at us.
And I hate that.