Letter from the Reverend Kenneth R Brown
I register my opposition to any changes which give
relaxation to the Laws protecting 'Sunday' and to any further
provision for the availability of alcoholic liquor.
Apart from the arguments made by the National United
Temperance Council to you - serious account should be given to
the record of injury to our nation by alcohol (evidence is mounting
every day). It is pointless for the Government to have police
campaigns against 'drink-driving' and yet to make increasing facility
for the imbibing of alcohol.
The observance (and necessity of) of Sunday as a
'special day' has been down-graded by Government too much already,
and therefore it would be unwise to go further.
I appeal that if the Prime Minister wishes (as he
has stated) that the nation should join in an 'ethical crusade'
then some leadership should be given by not encouraging activity
to the contrary.
Methodist Church (Scotland District)
22 September 1999