Some people, strange folk, think Liberal Vision’s all about fags and booze. Yes, we do like fags and booze, and yes, this post is about booze. So maybe they’re onto something.
T’other day I railed against Lord Avebury, as I’m prone to do, for his comments on alcohol tax. I am quite appalled at the level of tax on various alcoholic beverages in the UK, but as this story from over the pond shows, things could be worse:
Yes, really. 1,900%.
Of course this will absolutely hammer their micro-breweries, while the likes of Bud and MDG will be able to ride the storm.
Not cricket, Oregon, not cricket.