CAMRA courts all beer and cider drinkers as it widens remit

Some time ago I became frustrated with CAMRA, but this morning’s press release (below) seems to show that there could be life in the old dog yet! If members approve the remit of the consumer organisation will widen to include what they describe as all ‘quality beer and cider’. They will still focus on the … More CAMRA courts all beer and cider drinkers as it widens remit

A heartfelt ‘thank you’ to George Osborne

So the 2013 Budget has been announced, not only has the Beer Duty Escalator been scrapped, but duty on a pint has actually been decreased by 1p, the first reduction in beer duty since 1973, hooray!  CAMRA, among many others, have been campaigning to stop this punitive tax for some time, I have written to both George Osborne and my … More A heartfelt ‘thank you’ to George Osborne

Dear Bernard Jenkin MP, help stop the duty escalator

Below is a letter I have sent to my MP, Bernard Jenkin, to encourage him to prompt a useful discussion when the ‘Stop the beer duty escalator‘ petition reaches 100,000 signatures and a parliamentary debate is put on the agenda.  If our MP’s aren’t made aware of the crippling effect that the escalator is having on Great British … More Dear Bernard Jenkin MP, help stop the duty escalator