Monday, 24 January 2005

Alcohol & policing

by Dom Corrigan

John B makes an excellent point -

Taxes paid by the UK alcohol industry: £22 billion

Total cost of all UK policing: £8 billion

Extent to which policemen should stop whining about having to spend time and money supporting the industry that pays their wages nearly three times over: high.

A commentor points out that this doesn't take into account the cost of alcohol to the health service. It probably doesn't, but there's still quite a surplus of tax revenue from alcohol if these figures are to be believed.

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