Well thought out proposals No. 3647, this time from the BMA
The British Medical Association (BMA) has published a new report proposing a draconian clampdown on alcohol and pubs.
Rather than proposing targeted measures to help the small minority of people who misuse alcohol, the BMA have taken a heavy handed blanket approach that will harm responsible drinkers and community pubs. The report proposes vastly increasing the tax on alcohol through above inflation rises in alcohol duty and introducing a new alcohol levy. It further demands a reduction in pub opening hours which could mean a return to a uniform 11pm, or earlier, closing time.
CAMRA has launched a petition to the Prime Minister calling on the Government to reject these proposals and to support the interests of the responsible, sensible majority of moderate drinkers.
It is vital that we get as many signatures as possible in order to ensure a government response on this important issue, so please ask
your family, friends and fellow CAMRA members to show their support for the campaign here.
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