Commercial Express in Southampton could have its licence suspended after bottles of counterfeit vodka seized

Council licensing chiefs seized nearly 200 bottles of counterfeit vodka from Commercial Express in Commercial Road

Council licensing chiefs seized nearly 200 bottles of counterfeit vodka from Commercial Express in Commercial Road

First published in News
Last updated
Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Political reporter

A SOUTHAMPTON shop could have its licence suspended after illegal alcohol was seized.

Bosses at Commercial Express will face city council licensing chiefs tomorrow after almost 200 of bottles of vodka were found to have counterfeit duty stickers.

Police and Trading Standards believe that could mean they were originally smuggled into the UK by criminal gangs.

Trading Standards officers and police swooped on the shop in December to carry out an inspection.

Daily Echo:

They seized 178 bottles of Smirnoff Red Vodka, Russian Standard, Metropolis Vodka and Strawberry Smirnoff Vodka.

Many of the bottles had counterfeit duty stickers on the back, which may have been put there by gangs in order to make them appear legal.

Staff at the shop in Commercial Road said they had bought some of the bottles from a man who delivered them by car on a monthly basis, while others had been bought from a family friend who said they were originally intended for a wedding.

When questioned, shop owner Gursamraj Khaira told Trading Standards some of the alcohol had been delivered by a man called Tom, who made monthly drop-offs although he did not have contact details for him.

Another sixty bottles had been bought from a family friend who told them he had originally bought them for a wedding.

Although the shop's owners have admitted two cautions for failing to identify the suppliers of the alcohol, Trading Standards are calling on city councillors to suspend their licence to sell alcohol for three months.

They also want the owners to keep complete records for any alcohol bought for sale in the shop.

Hampshire Constabulary is backing Trading Standards, and also wants CCTV improvements and for a log and refusals book to be maintained.

Supporting the suspension, PC Cherry from the force's licensing team, said: “It concerns us considerably that the premises are selling various brands of vodka with counterfeit stamp duty labels applied to make them appear legal.

“There is insufficient traceability relating to the supply of this alcohol.”

Comments (51)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

7:23am Wed 28 May 14

bigfella777 says...

Old Tom the vodka man strikes again
Old Tom the vodka man strikes again bigfella777
  • Score: 23

8:01am Wed 28 May 14

Totton Ric says...

Your going to see more of this as the price of alcohol is going up slowly, if it goes up to minimum pricing then this will be a regular story in the echo & drive things underground. Minimum price will have a reverse effect & people will by cheap rather than quality !,
Your going to see more of this as the price of alcohol is going up slowly, if it goes up to minimum pricing then this will be a regular story in the echo & drive things underground. Minimum price will have a reverse effect & people will by cheap rather than quality !, Totton Ric
  • Score: 6

8:19am Wed 28 May 14

sotonblogger says...

This shop is a joke anyway full of wanna be gangsters in music videos wearing fake rolexes and the fat owner smells now hes selling fake vodka...what next for fake express
This shop is a joke anyway full of wanna be gangsters in music videos wearing fake rolexes and the fat owner smells now hes selling fake vodka...what next for fake express sotonblogger
  • Score: 30

8:48am Wed 28 May 14

Dai Rear says...

How's it fake? Vodka is a mixture of ethanol and distilled water. Is this not? Or is what is being said that a sticker has been put on a bottle of REAL vodka so that it looks as if the Little Britain Rip Off Tax has been paid. In which case, good luck to the distributor and I hope this stock can be sold cheaply all over the country. We pay far too much tax and the State borrows and wastes far too much money.
How's it fake? Vodka is a mixture of ethanol and distilled water. Is this not? Or is what is being said that a sticker has been put on a bottle of REAL vodka so that it looks as if the Little Britain Rip Off Tax has been paid. In which case, good luck to the distributor and I hope this stock can be sold cheaply all over the country. We pay far too much tax and the State borrows and wastes far too much money. Dai Rear
  • Score: -33

9:14am Wed 28 May 14

Big Mac says...

'Fake Express' – classic!
'Fake Express' – classic! Big Mac
  • Score: 13

9:25am Wed 28 May 14

wwozzer says...

Fake vodka? I think you mean fake duty stickers! Which primary school edits this rag?
Fake vodka? I think you mean fake duty stickers! Which primary school edits this rag? wwozzer
  • Score: 7

9:36am Wed 28 May 14

flower49 says...

A corner shop selling rip-off goods, out of date stock, under the counter dodgy DVD'S, it's always the same shops and always the same people, these shops are often dirty and are still used, if our local supermarket had these standards they would be fine £1000,s, corner shops plead ignorance, stop using them, 'Simples'
A corner shop selling rip-off goods, out of date stock, under the counter dodgy DVD'S, it's always the same shops and always the same people, these shops are often dirty and are still used, if our local supermarket had these standards they would be fine £1000,s, corner shops plead ignorance, stop using them, 'Simples' flower49
  • Score: 37

10:51am Wed 28 May 14

Jonny Maths says...

wwozzer wrote:
Fake vodka? I think you mean fake duty stickers! Which primary school edits this rag?
no they mean Fake Legal Vodka.... it's fairly obvious....
[quote][p][bold]wwozzer[/bold] wrote: Fake vodka? I think you mean fake duty stickers! Which primary school edits this rag?[/p][/quote]no they mean Fake Legal Vodka.... it's fairly obvious.... Jonny Maths
  • Score: -1

10:53am Wed 28 May 14

Rockhopper says...

Dai Rear wrote:
How's it fake? Vodka is a mixture of ethanol and distilled water. Is this not? Or is what is being said that a sticker has been put on a bottle of REAL vodka so that it looks as if the Little Britain Rip Off Tax has been paid. In which case, good luck to the distributor and I hope this stock can be sold cheaply all over the country. We pay far too much tax and the State borrows and wastes far too much money.
Hope the authorities close this place down quickly.
[quote][p][bold]Dai Rear[/bold] wrote: How's it fake? Vodka is a mixture of ethanol and distilled water. Is this not? Or is what is being said that a sticker has been put on a bottle of REAL vodka so that it looks as if the Little Britain Rip Off Tax has been paid. In which case, good luck to the distributor and I hope this stock can be sold cheaply all over the country. We pay far too much tax and the State borrows and wastes far too much money.[/p][/quote]Hope the authorities close this place down quickly. Rockhopper
  • Score: 18

11:05am Wed 28 May 14

killthrill says...

Dai Rear wrote:
How's it fake? Vodka is a mixture of ethanol and distilled water. Is this not? Or is what is being said that a sticker has been put on a bottle of REAL vodka so that it looks as if the Little Britain Rip Off Tax has been paid. In which case, good luck to the distributor and I hope this stock can be sold cheaply all over the country. We pay far too much tax and the State borrows and wastes far too much money.
HAHAHAHAHA
a friend of yours?
[quote][p][bold]Dai Rear[/bold] wrote: How's it fake? Vodka is a mixture of ethanol and distilled water. Is this not? Or is what is being said that a sticker has been put on a bottle of REAL vodka so that it looks as if the Little Britain Rip Off Tax has been paid. In which case, good luck to the distributor and I hope this stock can be sold cheaply all over the country. We pay far too much tax and the State borrows and wastes far too much money.[/p][/quote]HAHAHAHAHA a friend of yours? killthrill
  • Score: 12

11:05am Wed 28 May 14

wwozzer says...

Jonny Maths wrote:
wwozzer wrote:
Fake vodka? I think you mean fake duty stickers! Which primary school edits this rag?
no they mean Fake Legal Vodka.... it's fairly obvious....
What they mean and what they have written are two different things. Illegal vodka would have been the correct headline not fake vodka, that's a misnomer and also fairly obvious.
[quote][p][bold]Jonny Maths[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wwozzer[/bold] wrote: Fake vodka? I think you mean fake duty stickers! Which primary school edits this rag?[/p][/quote]no they mean Fake Legal Vodka.... it's fairly obvious....[/p][/quote]What they mean and what they have written are two different things. Illegal vodka would have been the correct headline not fake vodka, that's a misnomer and also fairly obvious. wwozzer
  • Score: 6

11:40am Wed 28 May 14

Jonny Maths says...

wwozzer wrote:
Jonny Maths wrote:
wwozzer wrote:
Fake vodka? I think you mean fake duty stickers! Which primary school edits this rag?
no they mean Fake Legal Vodka.... it's fairly obvious....
What they mean and what they have written are two different things. Illegal vodka would have been the correct headline not fake vodka, that's a misnomer and also fairly obvious.
this is the Echo , not the Sunday Times. They are trying to sell the paper to morons in southampton sink estates.... I think that is fairly obvious also.
[quote][p][bold]wwozzer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jonny Maths[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wwozzer[/bold] wrote: Fake vodka? I think you mean fake duty stickers! Which primary school edits this rag?[/p][/quote]no they mean Fake Legal Vodka.... it's fairly obvious....[/p][/quote]What they mean and what they have written are two different things. Illegal vodka would have been the correct headline not fake vodka, that's a misnomer and also fairly obvious.[/p][/quote]this is the Echo , not the Sunday Times. They are trying to sell the paper to morons in southampton sink estates.... I think that is fairly obvious also. Jonny Maths
  • Score: -5

11:52am Wed 28 May 14

wwozzer says...

Jonny Maths wrote:
wwozzer wrote:
Jonny Maths wrote:
wwozzer wrote:
Fake vodka? I think you mean fake duty stickers! Which primary school edits this rag?
no they mean Fake Legal Vodka.... it's fairly obvious....
What they mean and what they have written are two different things. Illegal vodka would have been the correct headline not fake vodka, that's a misnomer and also fairly obvious.
this is the Echo , not the Sunday Times. They are trying to sell the paper to morons in southampton sink estates.... I think that is fairly obvious also.
I think you seriously underestimate the readership and the IQ of the average social housing dweller.
[quote][p][bold]Jonny Maths[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wwozzer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jonny Maths[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wwozzer[/bold] wrote: Fake vodka? I think you mean fake duty stickers! Which primary school edits this rag?[/p][/quote]no they mean Fake Legal Vodka.... it's fairly obvious....[/p][/quote]What they mean and what they have written are two different things. Illegal vodka would have been the correct headline not fake vodka, that's a misnomer and also fairly obvious.[/p][/quote]this is the Echo , not the Sunday Times. They are trying to sell the paper to morons in southampton sink estates.... I think that is fairly obvious also.[/p][/quote]I think you seriously underestimate the readership and the IQ of the average social housing dweller. wwozzer
  • Score: 2

12:09pm Wed 28 May 14

waltons11 says...

They should lose their licence. If you break the law you pay the price, that's the way it should be with no exceptions.
They should lose their licence. If you break the law you pay the price, that's the way it should be with no exceptions. waltons11
  • Score: 20

12:23pm Wed 28 May 14

Woolston ollie says...

He must have known it was hooky buying it cheap out of a car no questions asked. Close the shop down prosecute him to the hilt. Some one could have died drinking it all for a cheap buck.
He must have known it was hooky buying it cheap out of a car no questions asked. Close the shop down prosecute him to the hilt. Some one could have died drinking it all for a cheap buck. Woolston ollie
  • Score: 24

12:36pm Wed 28 May 14

Dai Rear says...

killthrill wrote:
Dai Rear wrote:
How's it fake? Vodka is a mixture of ethanol and distilled water. Is this not? Or is what is being said that a sticker has been put on a bottle of REAL vodka so that it looks as if the Little Britain Rip Off Tax has been paid. In which case, good luck to the distributor and I hope this stock can be sold cheaply all over the country. We pay far too much tax and the State borrows and wastes far too much money.
HAHAHAHAHA
a friend of yours?
You love hyper-taxation? Could you be a sucker?
"He must have known it was hooky buying it cheap out of a car no questions asked. Close the shop down prosecute him to the hilt. Some one could have died drinking it all for a cheap buck"
No, because that would be administering a toxic substance, contrary to the Offences Against the Person Act 1861.You'd better believe that if that was the case the tax authorities would have howled it from the rooftops. It will be perfectly wholesome; indeed if it had the levels of fusel oil that much Italian grappa, sold widely in Italy has, you'd turn your nose up at it. No, it's just about tax. That's all.
[quote][p][bold]killthrill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dai Rear[/bold] wrote: How's it fake? Vodka is a mixture of ethanol and distilled water. Is this not? Or is what is being said that a sticker has been put on a bottle of REAL vodka so that it looks as if the Little Britain Rip Off Tax has been paid. In which case, good luck to the distributor and I hope this stock can be sold cheaply all over the country. We pay far too much tax and the State borrows and wastes far too much money.[/p][/quote]HAHAHAHAHA a friend of yours?[/p][/quote]You love hyper-taxation? Could you be a sucker? "He must have known it was hooky buying it cheap out of a car no questions asked. Close the shop down prosecute him to the hilt. Some one could have died drinking it all for a cheap buck" No, because that would be administering a toxic substance, contrary to the Offences Against the Person Act 1861.You'd better believe that if that was the case the tax authorities would have howled it from the rooftops. It will be perfectly wholesome; indeed if it had the levels of fusel oil that much Italian grappa, sold widely in Italy has, you'd turn your nose up at it. No, it's just about tax. That's all. Dai Rear
  • Score: -9

12:42pm Wed 28 May 14

SPIKEISLANDTRADER says...

Does not take a DETECTIVE to catch the man supplying the fake stock. Monthly delivery s !!! Bet there is also Cigs & Baccy , as they are the usual SWAG of the CHEAP / FAKE trade
Does not take a DETECTIVE to catch the man supplying the fake stock. Monthly delivery s !!! Bet there is also Cigs & Baccy , as they are the usual SWAG of the CHEAP / FAKE trade SPIKEISLANDTRADER
  • Score: 10

12:48pm Wed 28 May 14

peaches123 says...

LEARN TO READ PEOPLE IT ISNT ILLGEAL VODKA AS IN FAKE INGREDIENTS, ITS ILLEGALLY IMPORTED ... SO NO TAX PAID ON IT. THE GOVERMENT DONT LIKE COMPETITION
LEARN TO READ PEOPLE IT ISNT ILLGEAL VODKA AS IN FAKE INGREDIENTS, ITS ILLEGALLY IMPORTED ... SO NO TAX PAID ON IT. THE GOVERMENT DONT LIKE COMPETITION peaches123
  • Score: 5

12:52pm Wed 28 May 14

SouthernRover80 says...

I work very close to this shop and there are always dodgy characters hanging around.
I work very close to this shop and there are always dodgy characters hanging around. SouthernRover80
  • Score: 12

12:59pm Wed 28 May 14

massimoosti says...

Gursamraj Khaira is a naughty little boy who has an attempted murder charge behind him.
Gursamraj Khaira is a naughty little boy who has an attempted murder charge behind him. massimoosti
  • Score: 11

1:08pm Wed 28 May 14

Dai Rear says...

SPIKEISLANDTRADER wrote:
Does not take a DETECTIVE to catch the man supplying the fake stock. Monthly delivery s !!! Bet there is also Cigs & Baccy , as they are the usual SWAG of the CHEAP / FAKE trade
It need not be" FAKE". A packet of Lambert & Butler is £2 in Tenerife. That's how much we brain-dead comatose starvelings are being hit for in tax
[quote][p][bold]SPIKEISLANDTRADER[/bold] wrote: Does not take a DETECTIVE to catch the man supplying the fake stock. Monthly delivery s !!! Bet there is also Cigs & Baccy , as they are the usual SWAG of the CHEAP / FAKE trade[/p][/quote]It need not be" FAKE". A packet of Lambert & Butler is £2 in Tenerife. That's how much we brain-dead comatose starvelings are being hit for in tax Dai Rear
  • Score: -8

1:56pm Wed 28 May 14

elvisimo says...

peaches123 wrote:
LEARN TO READ PEOPLE IT ISNT ILLGEAL VODKA AS IN FAKE INGREDIENTS, ITS ILLEGALLY IMPORTED ... SO NO TAX PAID ON IT. THE GOVERMENT DONT LIKE COMPETITION
yep we shouldn't pay tax on anything, income, fuel, tobacco, property - we should instead just pick and chose and see what we feel like paying. We should allow these nice shop keeps to pass off goods at prices that would indicate that duty has been paid, what harm are they doing..........
[quote][p][bold]peaches123[/bold] wrote: LEARN TO READ PEOPLE IT ISNT ILLGEAL VODKA AS IN FAKE INGREDIENTS, ITS ILLEGALLY IMPORTED ... SO NO TAX PAID ON IT. THE GOVERMENT DONT LIKE COMPETITION[/p][/quote]yep we shouldn't pay tax on anything, income, fuel, tobacco, property - we should instead just pick and chose and see what we feel like paying. We should allow these nice shop keeps to pass off goods at prices that would indicate that duty has been paid, what harm are they doing.......... elvisimo
  • Score: 8

2:07pm Wed 28 May 14

Dai Rear says...

elvisimo wrote:
peaches123 wrote:
LEARN TO READ PEOPLE IT ISNT ILLGEAL VODKA AS IN FAKE INGREDIENTS, ITS ILLEGALLY IMPORTED ... SO NO TAX PAID ON IT. THE GOVERMENT DONT LIKE COMPETITION
yep we shouldn't pay tax on anything, income, fuel, tobacco, property - we should instead just pick and chose and see what we feel like paying. We should allow these nice shop keeps to pass off goods at prices that would indicate that duty has been paid, what harm are they doing..........
You clearly think that tax levels in this country are just right, hunky dunky. I think that every other citizen is aware that the State is the greatest waster of resources ever known and that tax levels are grotesquely out of kilter. Did you know you could voluntarily pay even more Income Tax? Well you can. Sign up for it and stop being so holy with the rest of us.
[quote][p][bold]elvisimo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]peaches123[/bold] wrote: LEARN TO READ PEOPLE IT ISNT ILLGEAL VODKA AS IN FAKE INGREDIENTS, ITS ILLEGALLY IMPORTED ... SO NO TAX PAID ON IT. THE GOVERMENT DONT LIKE COMPETITION[/p][/quote]yep we shouldn't pay tax on anything, income, fuel, tobacco, property - we should instead just pick and chose and see what we feel like paying. We should allow these nice shop keeps to pass off goods at prices that would indicate that duty has been paid, what harm are they doing..........[/p][/quote]You clearly think that tax levels in this country are just right, hunky dunky. I think that every other citizen is aware that the State is the greatest waster of resources ever known and that tax levels are grotesquely out of kilter. Did you know you could voluntarily pay even more Income Tax? Well you can. Sign up for it and stop being so holy with the rest of us. Dai Rear
  • Score: -7

2:21pm Wed 28 May 14

bemused26 says...

Illegally imported vodka has at times made people ill and even resulted in death. Illegally imported/ fake cigarettes can have the same effect.

So what if taxes are high here? We can't just pick and choose which laws we abide by. If we don't want to abide by our laws then we should move somewhere where the taxes are less. It's that simple. If we continue to live here, we must stick to the rules. If not, we should be prosecuted. Simple.
Illegally imported vodka has at times made people ill and even resulted in death. Illegally imported/ fake cigarettes can have the same effect. So what if taxes are high here? We can't just pick and choose which laws we abide by. If we don't want to abide by our laws then we should move somewhere where the taxes are less. It's that simple. If we continue to live here, we must stick to the rules. If not, we should be prosecuted. Simple. bemused26
  • Score: 9

2:38pm Wed 28 May 14

SPIKEISLANDTRADER says...

Dai Rear wrote:
SPIKEISLANDTRADER wrote:
Does not take a DETECTIVE to catch the man supplying the fake stock. Monthly delivery s !!! Bet there is also Cigs & Baccy , as they are the usual SWAG of the CHEAP / FAKE trade
It need not be" FAKE". A packet of Lambert & Butler is £2 in Tenerife. That's how much we brain-dead comatose starvelings are being hit for in tax
Quite agree, RIP OFF BRITAIN . and hoping across the channel to save ££££ gets my vote . BUT BEWARE as fake golden virgin is rife.
[quote][p][bold]Dai Rear[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SPIKEISLANDTRADER[/bold] wrote: Does not take a DETECTIVE to catch the man supplying the fake stock. Monthly delivery s !!! Bet there is also Cigs & Baccy , as they are the usual SWAG of the CHEAP / FAKE trade[/p][/quote]It need not be" FAKE". A packet of Lambert & Butler is £2 in Tenerife. That's how much we brain-dead comatose starvelings are being hit for in tax[/p][/quote]Quite agree, RIP OFF BRITAIN . and hoping across the channel to save ££££ gets my vote . BUT BEWARE as fake golden virgin is rife. SPIKEISLANDTRADER
  • Score: -9

2:39pm Wed 28 May 14

Dai Rear says...

"Illegally imported vodka has at times made people ill and even resulted in death. " As has high tax vodka. Alcohol's an intoxicant as in "toxic"=deadly.
"Illegally imported/ fake cigarettes can have the same effect." Yep, taxed cigarettes kill you. Sure. What's your point? "Fake" ;believe me the Villigers from Tenerife are exactly the same as those smoked by the late Lord Tonypandy whom God bless. Why add straw when tobacco's so cheap and UK tax insane?
"We can't just pick and choose which laws we abide by." A sentiment shared, I am sure, by many citizens of the Tausend Jahre Reich.
"Illegally imported vodka has at times made people ill and even resulted in death. " As has high tax vodka. Alcohol's an intoxicant as in "toxic"=deadly. "Illegally imported/ fake cigarettes can have the same effect." Yep, taxed cigarettes kill you. Sure. What's your point? "Fake" ;believe me the Villigers from Tenerife are exactly the same as those smoked by the late Lord Tonypandy whom God bless. Why add straw when tobacco's so cheap and UK tax insane? "We can't just pick and choose which laws we abide by." A sentiment shared, I am sure, by many citizens of the Tausend Jahre Reich. Dai Rear
  • Score: -11

2:40pm Wed 28 May 14

bobby the crane says...

What a Load of Boll##ks

How's it fake? Vodka is a mixture of ethanol and distilled water. Is this not? Or is what is being said that a sticker has been put on a bottle of REAL vodka so that it looks as if the Little Britain Rip Off Tax has been paid. In which case, good luck to the distributor and I hope this stock can be sold cheaply all over the country. We pay far too much tax and the State borrows and wastes far too much money.
Hope the customs & excise get you
What a Load of Boll##ks How's it fake? Vodka is a mixture of ethanol and distilled water. Is this not? Or is what is being said that a sticker has been put on a bottle of REAL vodka so that it looks as if the Little Britain Rip Off Tax has been paid. In which case, good luck to the distributor and I hope this stock can be sold cheaply all over the country. We pay far too much tax and the State borrows and wastes far too much money. Hope the customs & excise get you bobby the crane
  • Score: -7

2:59pm Wed 28 May 14

Dai Rear says...

bobby the crane wrote:
What a Load of Boll##ks

How's it fake? Vodka is a mixture of ethanol and distilled water. Is this not? Or is what is being said that a sticker has been put on a bottle of REAL vodka so that it looks as if the Little Britain Rip Off Tax has been paid. In which case, good luck to the distributor and I hope this stock can be sold cheaply all over the country. We pay far too much tax and the State borrows and wastes far too much money.
Hope the customs & excise get you
I'm happy that you find nothing to dispute. Fatuous abuse always signals that, doesn't it? HMRC isn't going to "get" me because my tax affairs are entirely above board. I hold them In deserved respect. When they come after you you'd best rely on the "I'm too dull to file a return online" one. It has the ring of truth.
[quote][p][bold]bobby the crane[/bold] wrote: What a Load of Boll##ks How's it fake? Vodka is a mixture of ethanol and distilled water. Is this not? Or is what is being said that a sticker has been put on a bottle of REAL vodka so that it looks as if the Little Britain Rip Off Tax has been paid. In which case, good luck to the distributor and I hope this stock can be sold cheaply all over the country. We pay far too much tax and the State borrows and wastes far too much money. Hope the customs & excise get you[/p][/quote]I'm happy that you find nothing to dispute. Fatuous abuse always signals that, doesn't it? HMRC isn't going to "get" me because my tax affairs are entirely above board. I hold them In deserved respect. When they come after you you'd best rely on the "I'm too dull to file a return online" one. It has the ring of truth. Dai Rear
  • Score: -2

3:31pm Wed 28 May 14

Highfielder says...

I know nothing about Commercial Express or its owner. This isn't a shop I have ever used and although the city has lots of convenience stores that fit the description I almost never use them.
What I do know is that the headline is a very careless one. Scientific analysis may reveal that the seized vodka is genuine, regardless of whether duty has been paid.
It is right that Trading Standards (paid for out of our taxes) regularly investigate vodka, other alcohol and counterfeit tobacco products on sale in small shops. Saving a pound or two on a product that can poison and possibly kill you is false economy.
I know nothing about Commercial Express or its owner. This isn't a shop I have ever used and although the city has lots of convenience stores that fit the description I almost never use them. What I do know is that the headline is a very careless one. Scientific analysis may reveal that the seized vodka is genuine, regardless of whether duty has been paid. It is right that Trading Standards (paid for out of our taxes) regularly investigate vodka, other alcohol and counterfeit tobacco products on sale in small shops. Saving a pound or two on a product that can poison and possibly kill you is false economy. Highfielder
  • Score: 7

4:10pm Wed 28 May 14

bigfella777 says...

All you people who think drinking industrial alcohol is OK to drink, go for it. When you go blind and your liver fails don't complain about it.
Fake vodka is not ethanol, it is made form industrial methanol often with chloroform added. This is made by criminal gangs not Smirnoff.
All you people who think drinking industrial alcohol is OK to drink, go for it. When you go blind and your liver fails don't complain about it. Fake vodka is not ethanol, it is made form industrial methanol often with chloroform added. This is made by criminal gangs not Smirnoff. bigfella777
  • Score: 7

5:46pm Wed 28 May 14

Dai Rear says...

bigfella777 wrote:
All you people who think drinking industrial alcohol is OK to drink, go for it. When you go blind and your liver fails don't complain about it.
Fake vodka is not ethanol, it is made form industrial methanol often with chloroform added. This is made by criminal gangs not Smirnoff.
No it's not. If this had been made of that which you describe then (a) unless you are a terminal alcoholic (in which case it doesn't matter) you'd know instantly and (b) the authorities would have screeched it from the tree tops. I never knew so many people worked for HMRC. Still big fellow, if your job has lately been relocated from Glasgow or Paisley I suppose it helps to reverse the bung of Portsmouth jobs exported to Clydeside by BAE Systems at the threat of HMG, from Portsmouth.
[quote][p][bold]bigfella777[/bold] wrote: All you people who think drinking industrial alcohol is OK to drink, go for it. When you go blind and your liver fails don't complain about it. Fake vodka is not ethanol, it is made form industrial methanol often with chloroform added. This is made by criminal gangs not Smirnoff.[/p][/quote]No it's not. If this had been made of that which you describe then (a) unless you are a terminal alcoholic (in which case it doesn't matter) you'd know instantly and (b) the authorities would have screeched it from the tree tops. I never knew so many people worked for HMRC. Still big fellow, if your job has lately been relocated from Glasgow or Paisley I suppose it helps to reverse the bung of Portsmouth jobs exported to Clydeside by BAE Systems at the threat of HMG, from Portsmouth. Dai Rear
  • Score: -4

6:04pm Wed 28 May 14

halibutjackson says...

Im sure some people just read the echo so they have something to whinge about. I like the echo and for a free website it does ok. Im sure we all understood the headlibe without the help of patronising or condescending comments. With regards to the story, I go past this shop every weekday and there is usually some dodgy looking lads hanging around, it has a bit n of a reputation locally as the place to go if you want something dodgy.
Im sure some people just read the echo so they have something to whinge about. I like the echo and for a free website it does ok. Im sure we all understood the headlibe without the help of patronising or condescending comments. With regards to the story, I go past this shop every weekday and there is usually some dodgy looking lads hanging around, it has a bit n of a reputation locally as the place to go if you want something dodgy. halibutjackson
  • Score: 4

7:34pm Wed 28 May 14

Phantomdoll says...

Fake Vodka? Yes, I believe it is - with something like anti-freeze mixed in with it. So the fake customs labels are there to con people into thinking they are buying the genuine stuff. I don't know this particular outlet, but there have been news reports recently of perfectly respectable-looking shops stocking the stuff. I do hope Dai Rear (say it aloud) doesn't suffer too much if he does imbibe something ever so slightly dodgy.
Fake Vodka? Yes, I believe it is - with something like anti-freeze mixed in with it. So the fake customs labels are there to con people into thinking they are buying the genuine stuff. I don't know this particular outlet, but there have been news reports recently of perfectly respectable-looking shops stocking the stuff. I do hope Dai Rear (say it aloud) doesn't suffer too much if he does imbibe something ever so slightly dodgy. Phantomdoll
  • Score: 0

7:58pm Wed 28 May 14

Bobs Your Uncle ? says...

bigfella777 wrote:
All you people who think drinking industrial alcohol is OK to drink, go for it. When you go blind and your liver fails don't complain about it.
Fake vodka is not ethanol, it is made form industrial methanol often with chloroform added. This is made by criminal gangs not Smirnoff.
spot on , lethal stuff to sell to unsuspecting drinkers.
[quote][p][bold]bigfella777[/bold] wrote: All you people who think drinking industrial alcohol is OK to drink, go for it. When you go blind and your liver fails don't complain about it. Fake vodka is not ethanol, it is made form industrial methanol often with chloroform added. This is made by criminal gangs not Smirnoff.[/p][/quote]spot on , lethal stuff to sell to unsuspecting drinkers. Bobs Your Uncle ?
  • Score: 2

8:26pm Wed 28 May 14

Dai Rear says...

Phantomdoll wrote:
Fake Vodka? Yes, I believe it is - with something like anti-freeze mixed in with it. So the fake customs labels are there to con people into thinking they are buying the genuine stuff. I don't know this particular outlet, but there have been news reports recently of perfectly respectable-looking shops stocking the stuff. I do hope Dai Rear (say it aloud) doesn't suffer too much if he does imbibe something ever so slightly dodgy.
No it's not. Please stop the feeble minded urban myths. The difference in tax between Little Britain and the civilised world is such that no one needs to "fake" anything. I'm sure by morning there'll be another 20 people who will peddle the same moronic myth. Please, either find out something about the subject or shut it.
[quote][p][bold]Phantomdoll[/bold] wrote: Fake Vodka? Yes, I believe it is - with something like anti-freeze mixed in with it. So the fake customs labels are there to con people into thinking they are buying the genuine stuff. I don't know this particular outlet, but there have been news reports recently of perfectly respectable-looking shops stocking the stuff. I do hope Dai Rear (say it aloud) doesn't suffer too much if he does imbibe something ever so slightly dodgy.[/p][/quote]No it's not. Please stop the feeble minded urban myths. The difference in tax between Little Britain and the civilised world is such that no one needs to "fake" anything. I'm sure by morning there'll be another 20 people who will peddle the same moronic myth. Please, either find out something about the subject or shut it. Dai Rear
  • Score: -4

8:39pm Wed 28 May 14

Dai Rear says...

Yes and if you say it aloud it's "diarrhoea". How funny. Harf Harf Harf Harf . And it's NOT "lethal stuff" however much the shop proprietor is of a race you people dislike. Do ANY of you pay a penny into pensions? Well if you do, in your books that's "tax dodging" because you pay it out of gross income. For heavens' sake, this is like a dialogue with Pinky & Perky.The one person who said he liked being over-taxed, well fair enough. The rest? The chorus for a Morecombe & Wise Show, but not funny.
Yes and if you say it aloud it's "diarrhoea". How funny. Harf Harf Harf Harf . And it's NOT "lethal stuff" however much the shop proprietor is of a race you people dislike. Do ANY of you pay a penny into pensions? Well if you do, in your books that's "tax dodging" because you pay it out of gross income. For heavens' sake, this is like a dialogue with Pinky & Perky.The one person who said he liked being over-taxed, well fair enough. The rest? The chorus for a Morecombe & Wise Show, but not funny. Dai Rear
  • Score: -4

9:11pm Wed 28 May 14

Stubs says...

Do they sell dodgy kebabs and pizzas.
Do they sell dodgy kebabs and pizzas. Stubs
  • Score: 3

10:05pm Wed 28 May 14

southamptonadi says...

To all you lot moaning about the headline It does not sat fake it says counterfiet,


en.wikipedia.org/wik
i/Counterfeit
To counterfeit means to imitate something. Counterfeit products are fake replicas of the real product.

These vodkas are a replica of a duty paid bottle so I guess they are right.

It's fraud in my book. Charging normal prices for a smuggled bottle.

Will laugh if he lost his booze licence, that will teach him.
To all you lot moaning about the headline It does not sat fake it says counterfiet, en.wikipedia.org/wik i/Counterfeit To counterfeit means to imitate something. Counterfeit products are fake replicas of the real product. These vodkas are a replica of a duty paid bottle so I guess they are right. It's fraud in my book. Charging normal prices for a smuggled bottle. Will laugh if he lost his booze licence, that will teach him. southamptonadi
  • Score: 2

10:20pm Wed 28 May 14

southamptonadi says...

Dai Rear wrote:
Phantomdoll wrote:
Fake Vodka? Yes, I believe it is - with something like anti-freeze mixed in with it. So the fake customs labels are there to con people into thinking they are buying the genuine stuff. I don't know this particular outlet, but there have been news reports recently of perfectly respectable-looking shops stocking the stuff. I do hope Dai Rear (say it aloud) doesn't suffer too much if he does imbibe something ever so slightly dodgy.
No it's not. Please stop the feeble minded urban myths. The difference in tax between Little Britain and the civilised world is such that no one needs to "fake" anything. I'm sure by morning there'll be another 20 people who will peddle the same moronic myth. Please, either find out something about the subject or shut it.
Are you really suggesting that we have the highest taxes in the world so we have lots of fake goods around. Do you really believe no other country has fakes? Do you really believe we have the highest taxes in the civilised world?

We'll your wrong on both counts spend 30 seconds googling it.

You broke the law, you got caught now man up and take the consequences
[quote][p][bold]Dai Rear[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Phantomdoll[/bold] wrote: Fake Vodka? Yes, I believe it is - with something like anti-freeze mixed in with it. So the fake customs labels are there to con people into thinking they are buying the genuine stuff. I don't know this particular outlet, but there have been news reports recently of perfectly respectable-looking shops stocking the stuff. I do hope Dai Rear (say it aloud) doesn't suffer too much if he does imbibe something ever so slightly dodgy.[/p][/quote]No it's not. Please stop the feeble minded urban myths. The difference in tax between Little Britain and the civilised world is such that no one needs to "fake" anything. I'm sure by morning there'll be another 20 people who will peddle the same moronic myth. Please, either find out something about the subject or shut it.[/p][/quote]Are you really suggesting that we have the highest taxes in the world so we have lots of fake goods around. Do you really believe no other country has fakes? Do you really believe we have the highest taxes in the civilised world? We'll your wrong on both counts spend 30 seconds googling it. You broke the law, you got caught now man up and take the consequences southamptonadi
  • Score: 5

10:27pm Wed 28 May 14

Stubs says...

Dodgy kebab please. I'll have flies with that.
Dodgy kebab please. I'll have flies with that. Stubs
  • Score: -3

7:58am Thu 29 May 14

Dai Rear says...

southamptonadi wrote:
Dai Rear wrote:
Phantomdoll wrote:
Fake Vodka? Yes, I believe it is - with something like anti-freeze mixed in with it. So the fake customs labels are there to con people into thinking they are buying the genuine stuff. I don't know this particular outlet, but there have been news reports recently of perfectly respectable-looking shops stocking the stuff. I do hope Dai Rear (say it aloud) doesn't suffer too much if he does imbibe something ever so slightly dodgy.
No it's not. Please stop the feeble minded urban myths. The difference in tax between Little Britain and the civilised world is such that no one needs to "fake" anything. I'm sure by morning there'll be another 20 people who will peddle the same moronic myth. Please, either find out something about the subject or shut it.
Are you really suggesting that we have the highest taxes in the world so we have lots of fake goods around. Do you really believe no other country has fakes? Do you really believe we have the highest taxes in the civilised world?

We'll your wrong on both counts spend 30 seconds googling it.

You broke the law, you got caught now man up and take the consequences
No, I don't suggest we have the highest taxes in the world. I should have thought Scandinavian countries have but I certainly can't be bothered to google it, nor would I prefer to live in ghastly places like Stockholm or Copenhagen where a meal would set me back 200 quid.
I'm sure that people sell vodka in Helsinki which they bought in Talinn. It's not "fake" , just that tax is less in Talinn.I broke no law. I'm not the proprietor of a shop.
Nor did I vote for the rabble that gave us the "fuel duty escalator" "the booze duty escalator" "the fag duty escalator" and now wants to give us the Rent Acts and rationing if enough half- wits vote for them next May. I hope that answers your question.
[quote][p][bold]southamptonadi[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dai Rear[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Phantomdoll[/bold] wrote: Fake Vodka? Yes, I believe it is - with something like anti-freeze mixed in with it. So the fake customs labels are there to con people into thinking they are buying the genuine stuff. I don't know this particular outlet, but there have been news reports recently of perfectly respectable-looking shops stocking the stuff. I do hope Dai Rear (say it aloud) doesn't suffer too much if he does imbibe something ever so slightly dodgy.[/p][/quote]No it's not. Please stop the feeble minded urban myths. The difference in tax between Little Britain and the civilised world is such that no one needs to "fake" anything. I'm sure by morning there'll be another 20 people who will peddle the same moronic myth. Please, either find out something about the subject or shut it.[/p][/quote]Are you really suggesting that we have the highest taxes in the world so we have lots of fake goods around. Do you really believe no other country has fakes? Do you really believe we have the highest taxes in the civilised world? We'll your wrong on both counts spend 30 seconds googling it. You broke the law, you got caught now man up and take the consequences[/p][/quote]No, I don't suggest we have the highest taxes in the world. I should have thought Scandinavian countries have but I certainly can't be bothered to google it, nor would I prefer to live in ghastly places like Stockholm or Copenhagen where a meal would set me back 200 quid. I'm sure that people sell vodka in Helsinki which they bought in Talinn. It's not "fake" , just that tax is less in Talinn.I broke no law. I'm not the proprietor of a shop. Nor did I vote for the rabble that gave us the "fuel duty escalator" "the booze duty escalator" "the fag duty escalator" and now wants to give us the Rent Acts and rationing if enough half- wits vote for them next May. I hope that answers your question. Dai Rear
  • Score: -2

8:39am Thu 29 May 14

elvisimo says...

Dai Rear wrote:
southamptonadi wrote:
Dai Rear wrote:
Phantomdoll wrote:
Fake Vodka? Yes, I believe it is - with something like anti-freeze mixed in with it. So the fake customs labels are there to con people into thinking they are buying the genuine stuff. I don't know this particular outlet, but there have been news reports recently of perfectly respectable-looking shops stocking the stuff. I do hope Dai Rear (say it aloud) doesn't suffer too much if he does imbibe something ever so slightly dodgy.
No it's not. Please stop the feeble minded urban myths. The difference in tax between Little Britain and the civilised world is such that no one needs to "fake" anything. I'm sure by morning there'll be another 20 people who will peddle the same moronic myth. Please, either find out something about the subject or shut it.
Are you really suggesting that we have the highest taxes in the world so we have lots of fake goods around. Do you really believe no other country has fakes? Do you really believe we have the highest taxes in the civilised world?

We'll your wrong on both counts spend 30 seconds googling it.

You broke the law, you got caught now man up and take the consequences
No, I don't suggest we have the highest taxes in the world. I should have thought Scandinavian countries have but I certainly can't be bothered to google it, nor would I prefer to live in ghastly places like Stockholm or Copenhagen where a meal would set me back 200 quid.
I'm sure that people sell vodka in Helsinki which they bought in Talinn. It's not "fake" , just that tax is less in Talinn.I broke no law. I'm not the proprietor of a shop.
Nor did I vote for the rabble that gave us the "fuel duty escalator" "the booze duty escalator" "the fag duty escalator" and now wants to give us the Rent Acts and rationing if enough half- wits vote for them next May. I hope that answers your question.
better vote for ukip . They seem like a thoroughly nice intelligent bunch...
[quote][p][bold]Dai Rear[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southamptonadi[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dai Rear[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Phantomdoll[/bold] wrote: Fake Vodka? Yes, I believe it is - with something like anti-freeze mixed in with it. So the fake customs labels are there to con people into thinking they are buying the genuine stuff. I don't know this particular outlet, but there have been news reports recently of perfectly respectable-looking shops stocking the stuff. I do hope Dai Rear (say it aloud) doesn't suffer too much if he does imbibe something ever so slightly dodgy.[/p][/quote]No it's not. Please stop the feeble minded urban myths. The difference in tax between Little Britain and the civilised world is such that no one needs to "fake" anything. I'm sure by morning there'll be another 20 people who will peddle the same moronic myth. Please, either find out something about the subject or shut it.[/p][/quote]Are you really suggesting that we have the highest taxes in the world so we have lots of fake goods around. Do you really believe no other country has fakes? Do you really believe we have the highest taxes in the civilised world? We'll your wrong on both counts spend 30 seconds googling it. You broke the law, you got caught now man up and take the consequences[/p][/quote]No, I don't suggest we have the highest taxes in the world. I should have thought Scandinavian countries have but I certainly can't be bothered to google it, nor would I prefer to live in ghastly places like Stockholm or Copenhagen where a meal would set me back 200 quid. I'm sure that people sell vodka in Helsinki which they bought in Talinn. It's not "fake" , just that tax is less in Talinn.I broke no law. I'm not the proprietor of a shop. Nor did I vote for the rabble that gave us the "fuel duty escalator" "the booze duty escalator" "the fag duty escalator" and now wants to give us the Rent Acts and rationing if enough half- wits vote for them next May. I hope that answers your question.[/p][/quote]better vote for ukip . They seem like a thoroughly nice intelligent bunch... elvisimo
  • Score: 1

8:47am Thu 29 May 14

Dai Rear says...

"better vote for ukip . They seem like a thoroughly nice intelligent bunch..."
It'd be hard to be less intelligent than some of the posters on here, that's for sure boss.
"better vote for ukip . They seem like a thoroughly nice intelligent bunch..." It'd be hard to be less intelligent than some of the posters on here, that's for sure boss. Dai Rear
  • Score: -1

9:25am Thu 29 May 14

elvisimo says...

Dai Rear wrote:
"better vote for ukip . They seem like a thoroughly nice intelligent bunch..."
It'd be hard to be less intelligent than some of the posters on here, that's for sure boss.
yet you persevere
[quote][p][bold]Dai Rear[/bold] wrote: "better vote for ukip . They seem like a thoroughly nice intelligent bunch..." It'd be hard to be less intelligent than some of the posters on here, that's for sure boss.[/p][/quote]yet you persevere elvisimo
  • Score: 3

9:26am Thu 29 May 14

pod says...

halibutjackson wrote:
Im sure some people just read the echo so they have something to whinge about. I like the echo and for a free website it does ok. Im sure we all understood the headlibe without the help of patronising or condescending comments. With regards to the story, I go past this shop every weekday and there is usually some dodgy looking lads hanging around, it has a bit n of a reputation locally as the place to go if you want something dodgy.
bet you've got an outfit to go with that comment!!
[quote][p][bold]halibutjackson[/bold] wrote: Im sure some people just read the echo so they have something to whinge about. I like the echo and for a free website it does ok. Im sure we all understood the headlibe without the help of patronising or condescending comments. With regards to the story, I go past this shop every weekday and there is usually some dodgy looking lads hanging around, it has a bit n of a reputation locally as the place to go if you want something dodgy.[/p][/quote]bet you've got an outfit to go with that comment!! pod
  • Score: -1

9:38am Thu 29 May 14

Dai Rear says...

elvisimo wrote:
Dai Rear wrote:
"better vote for ukip . They seem like a thoroughly nice intelligent bunch..."
It'd be hard to be less intelligent than some of the posters on here, that's for sure boss.
yet you persevere
Indeed I do. Bit like Miss Jean Brodie, if I can get just one of the "chloroform"" "fakes" "counterfeit" " meths" thickoids to see a tiny spark of light then my life won't have been in vain. But it's hard, and I fear you'll never be the spark-seer poor old Elvis.
[quote][p][bold]elvisimo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dai Rear[/bold] wrote: "better vote for ukip . They seem like a thoroughly nice intelligent bunch..." It'd be hard to be less intelligent than some of the posters on here, that's for sure boss.[/p][/quote]yet you persevere[/p][/quote]Indeed I do. Bit like Miss Jean Brodie, if I can get just one of the "chloroform"" "fakes" "counterfeit" " meths" thickoids to see a tiny spark of light then my life won't have been in vain. But it's hard, and I fear you'll never be the spark-seer poor old Elvis. Dai Rear
  • Score: -1

9:51am Thu 29 May 14

elvisimo says...

Dai Rear wrote:
elvisimo wrote:
Dai Rear wrote:
"better vote for ukip . They seem like a thoroughly nice intelligent bunch..."
It'd be hard to be less intelligent than some of the posters on here, that's for sure boss.
yet you persevere
Indeed I do. Bit like Miss Jean Brodie, if I can get just one of the "chloroform"" "fakes" "counterfeit" " meths" thickoids to see a tiny spark of light then my life won't have been in vain. But it's hard, and I fear you'll never be the spark-seer poor old Elvis.
you should know by know that Kalnienk vision is a prerequisite in order to post on this site...
[quote][p][bold]Dai Rear[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]elvisimo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dai Rear[/bold] wrote: "better vote for ukip . They seem like a thoroughly nice intelligent bunch..." It'd be hard to be less intelligent than some of the posters on here, that's for sure boss.[/p][/quote]yet you persevere[/p][/quote]Indeed I do. Bit like Miss Jean Brodie, if I can get just one of the "chloroform"" "fakes" "counterfeit" " meths" thickoids to see a tiny spark of light then my life won't have been in vain. But it's hard, and I fear you'll never be the spark-seer poor old Elvis.[/p][/quote]you should know by know that Kalnienk vision is a prerequisite in order to post on this site... elvisimo
  • Score: 1

11:59am Thu 29 May 14

xxsushixx says...

Dai Rear wrote:
How's it fake? Vodka is a mixture of ethanol and distilled water. Is this not? Or is what is being said that a sticker has been put on a bottle of REAL vodka so that it looks as if the Little Britain Rip Off Tax has been paid. In which case, good luck to the distributor and I hope this stock can be sold cheaply all over the country. We pay far too much tax and the State borrows and wastes far too much money.
Obviously someone needs to do some research into counterfeit vodka..

Investigations have been done in the past were this "Vodka" contains chloroform, Acetone and isopropyl alcohol in it.

Its more than just sticking a fake label on it.

Consumption of this can lead to blindness or even fatal.

Now do you want to be drinking that?

I know i'd rather pay more tax to be honest then be 6ft under.
[quote][p][bold]Dai Rear[/bold] wrote: How's it fake? Vodka is a mixture of ethanol and distilled water. Is this not? Or is what is being said that a sticker has been put on a bottle of REAL vodka so that it looks as if the Little Britain Rip Off Tax has been paid. In which case, good luck to the distributor and I hope this stock can be sold cheaply all over the country. We pay far too much tax and the State borrows and wastes far too much money.[/p][/quote]Obviously someone needs to do some research into counterfeit vodka.. Investigations have been done in the past were this "Vodka" contains chloroform, Acetone and isopropyl alcohol in it. Its more than just sticking a fake label on it. Consumption of this can lead to blindness or even fatal. Now do you want to be drinking that? I know i'd rather pay more tax to be honest then be 6ft under. xxsushixx
  • Score: 2

1:57pm Thu 29 May 14

Dai Rear says...

xxsushixx wrote:
Dai Rear wrote:
How's it fake? Vodka is a mixture of ethanol and distilled water. Is this not? Or is what is being said that a sticker has been put on a bottle of REAL vodka so that it looks as if the Little Britain Rip Off Tax has been paid. In which case, good luck to the distributor and I hope this stock can be sold cheaply all over the country. We pay far too much tax and the State borrows and wastes far too much money.
Obviously someone needs to do some research into counterfeit vodka..

Investigations have been done in the past were this "Vodka" contains chloroform, Acetone and isopropyl alcohol in it.

Its more than just sticking a fake label on it.

Consumption of this can lead to blindness or even fatal.

Now do you want to be drinking that?

I know i'd rather pay more tax to be honest then be 6ft under.
Please try and stay awake there at the back. I know it's tricky for you to understand the words "If this stuff had been adulterated the authorities would have screeched it from the rooftops", but if you took less interest in Tracey's elastic and more in the lesson then perhaps you might manage it.
Can I try it another way? Even Arkwright might have baulked at poisoning his customers for the sake of 20p when a bottle of Smirnoff, or Jack Daniels actually costs around £4, the rest we pay here being to the State which already takes a 31% cut of the wages you get wherewith to purchase it.
[quote][p][bold]xxsushixx[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dai Rear[/bold] wrote: How's it fake? Vodka is a mixture of ethanol and distilled water. Is this not? Or is what is being said that a sticker has been put on a bottle of REAL vodka so that it looks as if the Little Britain Rip Off Tax has been paid. In which case, good luck to the distributor and I hope this stock can be sold cheaply all over the country. We pay far too much tax and the State borrows and wastes far too much money.[/p][/quote]Obviously someone needs to do some research into counterfeit vodka.. Investigations have been done in the past were this "Vodka" contains chloroform, Acetone and isopropyl alcohol in it. Its more than just sticking a fake label on it. Consumption of this can lead to blindness or even fatal. Now do you want to be drinking that? I know i'd rather pay more tax to be honest then be 6ft under.[/p][/quote]Please try and stay awake there at the back. I know it's tricky for you to understand the words "If this stuff had been adulterated the authorities would have screeched it from the rooftops", but if you took less interest in Tracey's elastic and more in the lesson then perhaps you might manage it. Can I try it another way? Even Arkwright might have baulked at poisoning his customers for the sake of 20p when a bottle of Smirnoff, or Jack Daniels actually costs around £4, the rest we pay here being to the State which already takes a 31% cut of the wages you get wherewith to purchase it. Dai Rear
  • Score: -2

4:33pm Thu 29 May 14

southamptonadi says...

Dai Rear wrote:
southamptonadi wrote:
Dai Rear wrote:
Phantomdoll wrote:
Fake Vodka? Yes, I believe it is - with something like anti-freeze mixed in with it. So the fake customs labels are there to con people into thinking they are buying the genuine stuff. I don't know this particular outlet, but there have been news reports recently of perfectly respectable-looking shops stocking the stuff. I do hope Dai Rear (say it aloud) doesn't suffer too much if he does imbibe something ever so slightly dodgy.No it's not. Please stop the feeble minded urban myths. The difference in tax between Little Britain and the civilised world is such that no one needs to "fakeNo it does not answer any questions.

You still think you broke no law. How about selling illegally imported spirits that had fake stickers on to hide where they came from. It's irelevent which party brought in what law, they are still laws and you have to abide by them.

It's about tax fraud. You are defrauding customs and excise.

Try running your business legally and Stop illegally under cutting your business rivals who can run there shops within the law.

Man up and take the punishment
[quote][p][bold]Dai Rear[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southamptonadi[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dai Rear[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Phantomdoll[/bold] wrote: Fake Vodka? Yes, I believe it is - with something like anti-freeze mixed in with it. So the fake customs labels are there to con people into thinking they are buying the genuine stuff. I don't know this particular outlet, but there have been news reports recently of perfectly respectable-looking shops stocking the stuff. I do hope Dai Rear (say it aloud) doesn't suffer too much if he does imbibe something ever so slightly dodgy.[/p][/quote]No it's not. Please stop the feeble minded urban myths. The difference in tax between Little Britain and the civilised world is such that no one needs to "fakeNo it does not answer any questions. You still think you broke no law. How about selling illegally imported spirits that had fake stickers on to hide where they came from. It's irelevent which party brought in what law, they are still laws and you have to abide by them. It's about tax fraud. You are defrauding customs and excise. Try running your business legally and Stop illegally under cutting your business rivals who can run there shops within the law. Man up and take the punishment southamptonadi
  • Score: 1

5:05pm Thu 29 May 14

Dai Rear says...

southamptonadi wrote:
Dai Rear wrote:
southamptonadi wrote:
Dai Rear wrote:
Phantomdoll wrote:
Fake Vodka? Yes, I believe it is - with something like anti-freeze mixed in with it. So the fake customs labels are there to con people into thinking they are buying the genuine stuff. I don't know this particular outlet, but there have been news reports recently of perfectly respectable-looking shops stocking the stuff. I do hope Dai Rear (say it aloud) doesn't suffer too much if he does imbibe something ever so slightly dodgy.No it's not. Please stop the feeble minded urban myths. The difference in tax between Little Britain and the civilised world is such that no one needs to "fakeNo it does not answer any questions.

You still think you broke no law. How about selling illegally imported spirits that had fake stickers on to hide where they came from. It's irelevent which party brought in what law, they are still laws and you have to abide by them.

It's about tax fraud. You are defrauding customs and excise.

Try running your business legally and Stop illegally under cutting your business rivals who can run there shops within the law.

Man up and take the punishmentLook I'm not a bl**dy shopkeeper you twerp. I couldn't run a shop to save my life and in any event my earning capacity is rather higher than the average shopkeeper (unless you class Israel Sief and Harry Selfridge as shopkeepers) I have no brief for this shopkeeper. I don't care about him. My point, and I've said it about a thousand times, is that because the State has made alcohol tax too high they've created a market in smuggling. Excise men don't get shot any more and Long John Silver isn't thumping around on one leg but the same economics prevail now as did then. The State is very bad at economics, e.g. Gordon Brown who moved from a teacher in a 6th form college to Chancellor of the Exchequer, for God's sake !You're NOT "defrauding" HMRC because there'd be no purchase without the price being rational. You have a grasp of economics worthy of "Bob" Mugabe.
[quote][p][bold]southamptonadi[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dai Rear[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southamptonadi[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dai Rear[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Phantomdoll[/bold] wrote: Fake Vodka? Yes, I believe it is - with something like anti-freeze mixed in with it. So the fake customs labels are there to con people into thinking they are buying the genuine stuff. I don't know this particular outlet, but there have been news reports recently of perfectly respectable-looking shops stocking the stuff. I do hope Dai Rear (say it aloud) doesn't suffer too much if he does imbibe something ever so slightly dodgy.[/p][/quote]No it's not. Please stop the feeble minded urban myths. The difference in tax between Little Britain and the civilised world is such that no one needs to "fakeNo it does not answer any questions. You still think you broke no law. How about selling illegally imported spirits that had fake stickers on to hide where they came from. It's irelevent which party brought in what law, they are still laws and you have to abide by them. It's about tax fraud. You are defrauding customs and excise. Try running your business legally and Stop illegally under cutting your business rivals who can run there shops within the law. Man up and take the punishment[/p][/quote]Look I'm not a bl**dy shopkeeper you twerp. I couldn't run a shop to save my life and in any event my earning capacity is rather higher than the average shopkeeper (unless you class Israel Sief and Harry Selfridge as shopkeepers) I have no brief for this shopkeeper. I don't care about him. My point, and I've said it about a thousand times, is that because the State has made alcohol tax too high they've created a market in smuggling. Excise men don't get shot any more and Long John Silver isn't thumping around on one leg but the same economics prevail now as did then. The State is very bad at economics, e.g. Gordon Brown who moved from a teacher in a 6th form college to Chancellor of the Exchequer, for God's sake !You're NOT "defrauding" HMRC because there'd be no purchase without the price being rational. You have a grasp of economics worthy of "Bob" Mugabe. Dai Rear
  • Score: -1

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree