- 23-03-2012, 22:50 #31
- 23-03-2012, 22:59 #32
Prime Minister's ban on cheap drinks breaks EU law, claim alcohol companies | Mail Online
David Cameronís assault on cheap alcohol descended into a fiasco last night within hours of its launch.
Drinks firms threatened legal action over the Prime Ministerís controversial plans to tackle the scourge of binge-drinking by imposing a minimum price of about 40p per unit on alcoholic drinks.
They claim the proposal is illegal under EU competition law. Some ministers are also understood to fear that the strategy could fall foul of the courts.
Public health minister Anne Milton recently told MPs that minimum pricing was Ďillegalí while Dominic Grieve, the Attorney General, is also believed to have warned Cabinet colleagues that it may breach European rules.Qui cum canibus concumbunt cum pulicibus surgent.
- 23-03-2012, 23:09 #33
- 23-03-2012, 23:16 #34
Pensioners may not be able to fight back but the booze companies sure as hell can.Qui cum canibus concumbunt cum pulicibus surgent.
- 23-03-2012, 23:41 #35
Home brew Stout 6% ABV, Stands me at about 50p a pint.In Memory of Rifleman E S DORSETT S/37709, 9th Bn., Rifle Brigade who died on the Somme 08 April 1918.
- 24-03-2012, 00:27 #36
Whilst it wont affect me in any way coz I only drink 'spensive booze, I think the idea is utter bollox & wont produce the outcome TTC says it will.Ying tong iddle I po.
- 24-03-2012, 00:38 #37
it looks like i shall be going back to ye olde pint of piss with a meths chaser .A sapper with an idea is like a monkey with a hand grenade
- 24-03-2012, 00:39 #38
just had a thought , this price hike does it go on the tax or go straight to the brewers ?A sapper with an idea is like a monkey with a hand grenade
- 24-03-2012, 00:46 #39
- 24-03-2012, 00:55 #40