Students to Protest at rasing of Drinking age
29th September 2008 4:39 pm Author: Tom Spencer
The Scottish Government want to raise the minimum purchase age for alcohol in off-sales from 18 to 21.
In short, SUSA thinks that's a bad idea.
The evidence is clear; raising the minimum purchase age will not help to tackle alcohol misuse in Scotland, but it will infringe on the rights of responsible adults and add to the creeping demonisation of young people.
We've submitted a consultation response to the plans and and a coalition of student groups has submitted a 10,000 strong petition but the Scottish Government still aren't listening.
So, the opposition parties (The Conservatives, the Greens, Labour, and the Lib Dems) have forced a debate and vote on the issue in Parliament in the hope of defeating the daft and discriminatory Scottish Government (SNP) proposals.
If you want these proposals to be defeated too, then we need you and your friends to turn up to our protest. We need as many people there as possible.
It begins at 9.15 on the 2nd of October and is outside the Scottish Parliament, members of SUSA travelling to the event will be meeting at Stirling train station at 7.50am and travelling there together. If you would like to attend please email Tom Spencer on firstname.lastname@example.org or just turn up on the day.