I call the guy an idiot for a number of reasons:
- It is simply idiotic to suggest that the reason kids are getting drunk is because water is more expensive, which is what is being implied by this comparison.
- It is also untrue. The last time I bought Sainsbury's basic water, both still and sparkling 1.5 litre bottles cost 18p. The Sainsbury's basic lager was 22p for what (I think) was a 0.5 litre can. So in fact it would appear that you can by buy three times as much water for 4p less.
- Why should I pay more taxes on something because the government is incapable of enforcing its own legislation.
Of course expensive waters like Perrier cost more than cheap lager, but expensive beer may cost more than cheap wine.