Watching an edition of the satirical program "Yes Prime Minister" from 1985 earlier this week there was a sequence where the characters were discussing, with incredulous humour, the proposals of the anti-smoking lobby. " Stronger warnings on packets, ending tobacco advertising (even at point of sale) tobacco sponsorship and charging more for a pack of 20 than a bottle of whiskey."
30 years later the government proposes to bring in the £15 pack of 20. Some 70cl bottles of whiskey sell for £12.
The real world catches up with make-believe and satire!