Ivan Reshetilov died last August, at the age of 23, after wandering off from friends after a night out in Colchester.He was 23.
He was found dead in the River Colne the next morning.
After his death, Ivan’s mother, Irena, and stepfather, Peter Redman, angrily criticised the English “booze culture”, claiming pubs, bars and clubs should take more responsibility for their customers.
If he'd choked on a 12oz steak, would they be arguing that the restaurant should have cut it up into tiny pieces for him?
Escape Nightclub, in London Road, Copford, is offering entry and 12 drinks for £14.95, while Liquid and Envy, in Colchester High Street, is offering a similar offer for £13.50.Now, I'm happy to criticise the government for all sorts of things, but saying 'This is what you must do in order to comply with the law' and the clubs saying 'OK, we will' doth not a conspiracy make...
The offers are still legal as they specify a number of drinks included in the offer.
Mr Redman, from Rowhedge, hit out at the use of the law.
He said: “I think it is disgusting the Government appears to be conspiring with licensees to get round the laws.”
“You have only got to drive through Colchester High Street on a Friday or Saturday night to see for yourself the way people are.But no-one forces anyone to drink it. Or does free will and self control not factor into anything these days?
“Stopping these sorts of promotions and cutting back on cheap alcohol, so people pay more, is something I suppose the Government had in mind when it introduced the proposals.
“Given the average price of a pint or a spirit is approaching the £3 mark, that is one hell of a cut in price.”