A binge too far?I was amazed to find that Swanage Carnival still has a binge drinking, or yard of ale, competition. What an example to set. An event supported and endorsed by every official body for miles says swallowing as much beer as you can in as short a time as possible is a laudable activity. Why are we tax payers coughing up for attempts to reduce disorder and crime, most of it booze related, when a semi-official organisation brazenly raises two fingers at the whole idea of discouraging this type of behaviour? Last years winner was a teenager, this year he came second. What conclusions do you think his peers will draw. What next, bear baiting, a smoking contest, dwarf throwing? Oh, I forgot, its a harmless traditional carnival activity and we have always done it.
-- Posted by Keith Roker to swanage view at 8/05/2005 05:51:39 PM
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