"How many young boys and girls going out for 'a night on the town' finish up with a night on the floor of some backstreet dive or in the Accident and Emergency Department of their local hospital after having had their drinks spiked by some 'friend' who was out for a laugh or some chap who was out for more? What makes a young boy or girl behave so badly within public view?
The incidents of young men and women drinking far too much for their blood stream to absorb are growing alarmingly; especially in our poorer areas where one night a week out is often the only treat a young person in a low paid job can afford to look forward to these days. It is such absence of hope for a better future that is the true impoverishment of this new century which leads to the increase in self debasement." William Forde: September 15th, 2014.