minimum alcohol pricing
Ed Miliband unleashed his best ever gag at the start of prime minister's questions on Wednesday, mocking David Cameron for
Cameron Is Right to Ditch Booze Tax - Why Do We Drink to Excess and Why He Needs to Bin the Fat and Bedroom Taxes Too
This ditched tax, along with the proposed 'fat tax' and 'bedroom tax' will only hit the poor. Those former members of the Bullingdon Club wouldn't notice a hitch in wine prices but the little old lady on a fixed income who likes a sherry before dinner and the dwindling few who pop into the pub on the way home from work would have shouldered this tax.
When I heard about the beginning of the consultation on minimum pricing for alcohol, I didn't know whether to laugh or cry. Is it good or bad? All is not as straightforward as it seems.
One in eight deaths of UK adults under the age of 64 is caused by alcohol, an international conference on tackling problem