Thursday, 24 September 2009

Support the Pub

I know the petitions on the Number 10 website are systematically ignored by the government, but even so they can be useful in getting publicity for a particular cause. So I think this one is well worth signing:

We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to reject proposals from the British Medical Association to vastly increase taxes on alcohol and restrict pub opening hours; and to protect the interests of the responsible, sensible majority of moderate drinkers.

I can’t see anything to object to in that – so long, of course, as we don’t accept the BMA definition of “moderate drinking”. Is this a sign that folks are at last waking up and smelling the coffee?


  1. Duly signed. Thanks for pointing it out.

    I can't see Mr Curmudgeon on the list though....

  2. You do realise that isn't my real name, Dave?

    I see Mr Tyson has signed it too :-)

  3. The temptation is to be sarcastic over the name thing, but yes, I do realise of course.

  4. Mr Curmudgy aka Katie Hun, methinks.


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