March 23rd, 2012

Andrew Lansley tells the Spectator just three months ago:

“I don’t like a minimum price, we are acting against below cost selling. My problem with a minimum price, well I have two problems. One is it’s regressive, so there are perfectly normal families who just don’t happen to have much money who like to buy cheap beer or cheap wine. Should they be prevented? No, I don’t think so and if you put in a minimum price, one of the journalists calculated that if you set it at 50p a unit it would add £600 million to the profits of retailers and drinks manufacturers which doesn’t seem to me to be the right thing to do in these circumstances.”


6 Comments

  1. 1
    Ed says:

    Tosser!

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  2. 2
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    3rd problem.

    Adding 10p to a unit is not going to put off anyone who might currently be paying the non-financial costs of alcohol dependency.

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  3. 3
    Dave, the enemy within says:

    And he is right. Governments should not create false markets. We will be back to the days of white vans touring estates selling booze they have just bought in France if Dave gets his way.

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    • 6
      David Camoron says:

      Chortle! As if anyone will be able to afford to drive a van after I’ve upped the fuel duty in August. Guffaw guffaw!

      I’ve got it sown up. You’re immobilised, trapped. Mwaaa ha ha ha! But it’s for a three good causes: Me, my rich chums, and India’s space programme.

      Toodle pip!

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  4. 4
    tube_thumper says:

    who cares?

    another non story

    i know its friday and its sunny but this is dire guido

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  5. 5
    tube_thumper says:

    must be too busy making up something remotely relating to tits for the poxy Star column

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We also need Zil lanes.


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