Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Nannying fussbucket of the day: France


They - the French I mean -  don't like beer.  Well, in truth, quite a lot of French folk like beer. But their government doesn't:

Despite the best and combined efforts of brewers, bar-owners, consumers, politicians, citizens and celebrities over the last six weeks, the French Parliament last night approved a bill to hike French beer tax by a massive 160%.

Note this is just beer - not wine, not cider: only beer. It is a blatant piece of preference to the (almost untaxed) wine business. Mind you, even after this massive hike in rates, the duty on beer in France will still be less than a quarter of the rate in the UK.


1 comment:

Curmudgeon said...

So we have the second highest wine duty in the EU, and 15/27 countries impose no duty at all!