It's nearly Always Wrong!
"The Scottish government has said alcohol should be sold at a minimum of 45p per unit. The SNP's minimum price plan, which is contained in its Alcohol Bill, is an attempt to reduce consumption. If agreed, the change would see a two-litre bottle of Tesco brand cider go from £1.32 to £3.80, while Asda whisky would rise from £9.20 to £12.60."
Create a society where poverty leaves the poor with only two things they can enjoy, thanks to the failure of education, injudicious breeding, mass immigration and so forth. You need draconian measures to keep the fall out contained. The cost of everything today is enormous, as we face years of declining living standards. The answer? More control and higher costs of the proletariats' "freedom" to choose how they spend their meager, tax infested, income.
Of course the politicians get to keep their subsidised booze, pole dancing perks et al. The fashion for hurting the majority, for the celebrity culture mimicry of the few, must be done, mustn't it? Now, let me see, how does the minimum pricing scam work for "recreational" drugs? Honestly, as if we don't have enough to pay for.