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Coughlin's Law

Just as I started to get my thoughts together for today's blog, I was hit by a red-top newspaper headline: 'Girl performs 24 sex acts for £4 Cocktail'.
Regular readers will know that youngest giant has temporarily flown the nest and, but for a case of sliding doors, he may well have been holidaying in this salubrious resort and supporting the vile nightclub of this story.
Played out in Magaluf, whose sleazy underbelly thinks that it's entertaining to ply an intoxicated 18 year old girl with more alcohol, with the promise of a holiday, if she performs oral sex on (24) men. 
The two minutes that she took to perform this 'fun floor show' was, of course, filmed on countless mobile 'phones. As I've mentioned before, social media records the good, the bad and the ugly. The footage has already been shared tens of thousands of times.
Apparently the mayor of Magaluf, Manuel Onieva, has reportedly ordered a police investigation. I hope this will materialise but, I'm certain, not as much as the parents of the girl in question. Or indeed, the parents whose children will be taking their first solo foreign holiday, in resorts such as Magaluf.
Mallorca is a beautiful island and it's a shame, for the Tourist Board's sake, that this incident has now been reported to so many British people. It's an added shame that this 'entertainment' was acceptable for Magaluf's visitors, in the first place.
In case you are unaware, the 'holiday' turned out to be a cheap cocktail. Obviously, I'm not suggesting the holiday that the girl expected to win, would have been justification for her actions. I am suggesting that the club owners have the morals of a well known payday loan company, who sends out threatening-fake letters.
The reason I am so upset about this is, of course, because these are our kids that are being violated. Kids who even need help with stuff like packing for a foreign holiday
Ironically, Jay Gardner (him of that infamous piss-up programme, Geordie Shore) was watching the floor show, and was allegedly asked to volunteer as man number 25.
In Britain, we tut tut at the state of roll-around, vomiting drunks and moan about their cost to the NHS. But, what I cannot understand is that under the The Licensing Act 2003, Section 141 makes it an offence to sell or attempt to sell alcohol to a person who is drunk, or to allow alcohol to be sold to such a person on relevant premises.
Putting it bluntly, it's against the law to sell alcohol to someone who is drunk ... did you know that? 
In an interview in the July 2014 issue of Elle magazine, Keira Knightley is quoted as saying that young people 'should be going out and getting unbelievably drunk, getting into ridiculous situations, making mistakes.'
Unfortunately, this is the 21st Century and we're no longer living in a time of a Tom Cruise 'Cocktails and Dreams' film.
Something, I expect, the latest viral film star AND her parents will be coming to terms with.

with thanks to the Belfast Telegraph for the perficpic

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