Excessive-drinking is not a criminal matter to be punitively persecuted, or a lifestyle issue to be coerced from; its a crisis of values. Its the implication of some pretty poor social values; which are a manifestation of most people's personal values. Don't expect the two major parties to do anything constructive. Their measures will however help stop off-licensed site boozing with this law, but they will not stop people tanking up before going out with it, or simply modifying their behaviour. They are just as likely to switch drugs, maybe even go for harder drugs. Its a start, but a half measure. Its values stupid. Address the mind, not the social implications. Stop behaving like 1970s behaviourists!