03 April 2009

Improbable factoid of the week

... or perhaps it's a three days late April fool (here):
Cheap beer in union bars is one of the few perks left for students struggling to survive during the recession. Now this, too, could disappear, thanks to their own leaders who want a minimum price on alcohol.
The new edict threatens the practice of all-day sessions in the bar — a longstanding tradition for generations of students.
The National Union of Students (NUS) has decided to campaign for alcohol prices to be raised because of concerns about binge drinking. At its annual conference in Blackpool, delegates voted to start consultations to set a minimum price on alcohol in students’ unions.
What is wrong with students today? I bet they even attend lectures. It would not have happened in my day.

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