Saturday, August 12

From the deckchair

News has just reached the editor's seaside deckchair that the European Union is up to its usual interfearing tricks again, oh yes indeed.
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The British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA) has slammed proposals to introduce Europe-wide restrictions on alcohol sales which could increase prices and limit pub opening hours, just after they have been derestricted.
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The organisation has reacted with outrage to a report due to be published by the European Commission public health department DG SANCO (sounds like a Spanish white wine) in September.
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Its proposals call for a minimum tax rate on alcoholic beverages which would be raised substantially and standardised across Europe; a halt to so called 'booze-cruises' by allowing EU members to limit citizens’ right to buy alcohol abroad; restricted opening hours, a ban on advertising and sponsorship and health warnings on all packaging.
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The BBPA has warned there could be dire consequences if the proposals became law.

Too right there will be, cheers.

1 comment:

Sarah Hopperty said...

Don't get sunburn Peter !