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Brexit: the death of the booze cruise?

"Our great cultural tradition is under threat"

By John McTernan  

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Denmark—like other Northern European countries—has high excise duties on alcohol in an attempt to reduce heavy drinking and alcohol abuse. There are good public policy reasons for this—the dangers of foetal alcohol syndrome, the health costs to individuals of alcohol and the social and economic costs in terms of alcohol-related crime. The problem is that the Danish taxes were lower than in Sweden. As a consequence, Swedes poured into Copenhagen over the Öresund Bridge to take advantage…

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