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Intoxicated Members Will End Up With Hang-Overs

Myles Predicts Power Intoxicated Members Will End Up With Hang-Overs.

New Zealand First MP, Gilbert Myles has challenged the 59 MPs who voted to lower the drinking age to spend a Friday and Saturday night with Auckland cops to see first-hand the mess they have created.

With public opinion polls and public lobbying indicating to MPs that overwhelming public opinion was against reducing the drinking age from twenty to eighteen years, MPs have once again gone against the public’s concerns.

“These people have decided ‘to hell with the public, we know best’. But it is the families, the police, and the community agencies who will pick up the pieces while MPs are safely at home in their electorates.

“MPs are well known to have free alcohol available at official Parliamentary functions. At least three of these functions were running directly before and during the Liquor Debate. It is understood that at one private function lobbyists from the Liquor Industry were present. I would hate to think that the alcohol available freely oiled MPs opinions.”

Myles also predicts that New Zealand’s road carnage statistics will follow overseas trends. Countries where the drinking age has been reduced have reported increased alcohol-related accidents. Some states in America have reverted back from twenty to twenty-one to reduce alcohol related crimes and road tragedies.

New Zealand indicators clearly show that there is a close association between crime and alcohol.

Myles said “I hope that those MPs who supported this have the courage to stand up and apologise to the rest of New Zealand when the carnage begins”.


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