Friday, 4 March 2011

UK drinks pricing policy industry driven? Surely not.

John Harris explores the weakness and hypocrisy at the heart of  the UK governments drinks pricing policy.  Much like Mary Harney's aborted plans in Ireland after lobbying by the drinks industry, the UK governement is not going to upset this powerful lobby anytime soon, or give up on large tax revenues and possibly distress the supermarkets own powerful interests.  Read on http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/feb/21/alcohol-ecstasy-drinks-intoxicants  Guardian 21st Feb.

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