Cullingworth nestles in Yorkshire's wonderful South Pennines and I have the pleasure and delight to be the village's Conservative Councillor. But these are my views - on politics, food, beer and the stupidity of those who want to tell me what to think or do. And a little on mushrooms.
Friday, 28 September 2012
Not looking good for minimum pricing...
It's not looking good for the nannying fussbucket's favourite policy of making beer more expensive for poor people:
The European Commission has challenged Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond’s law which imposes a price hike on booze - a plan which Mr Cameron hoped to follow in England and Wales.
Officials in Brussels told Scottish ministers they had to withdraw legislation to impose a 50p-per-unit price on alcohol because it was ‘not compatible’ with the EU Treaty.
Spain, Italy, Portugal and Bulgaria are also believed to have concerns about Scotland’s plans as they export drink to Britain.
Jolly good news - I'll be having a beer to cheer the (please let it be true) demise of this nasty proposal.