"Two pensioners from Essex were left stunned when they were asked to show photo identification to buy a bottle of wine.
Jennifer Rogers went to her local One Stop convenience store with a 70-year-old friend.
But a staff member refused the sale saying she needed photographic identification to prove her age.
A spokesperson for the store said: "We take the sale of alcohol to underage people extremely seriously."
Those two last lines illustrate so much of what has gone wrong with this Country over the last 12 years of Labour misrule; box-ticking rules and common sense has to take a back seat.
Two pensioners are refused permission to buy alcohol because they cannot prove that they are over the age of 18. That's two pensioners, who are quite clearly over the age of 18, being refused permisson to buy alcohol because they have no ID to prove that they are over the age of 18.
And what's the response of the store? Was is "Oh sorry, our member of staff made a mistake, we have spoken to them and have made sure that they realise when they need to ask for ID and when they don't." No; in Labour, box-ticking, Britain the response is a po-faced "We take the sale of alcohol to underage people extremely seriously."
I despair of this Country, I really do.