There has been a lot of talk recently about the proposed
alcohol law reform, with changes such as adding an extra 10%
tax and raising the legal age of purchasing alcohol to 20
proposed by the Law Commission.
There he is, sitting alone meekly at one of the outside
tables. Through the fogged café window I can see his flat
white clamped in one hand, the page of a music magazine being
flipped effortlessly by the other.