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Price of Beer and Booze to Cost EVEN More in the U K!

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Last night on the replay of this week's Prime Minister's Question Hour in Parliament Cameron was questioned by a fellow Tory member (from Burton, home to a major brewery) about his plans to even escalate more the already much higher than much of Europe taxes on beer and booze - stating that the UK taxes alcohol at rates 10-15 TIMES higher than places like Spain, Germany, etc.

And anyone used to buying beer or wine, etc in places like France or Germany or Italy, etc. will know about sticker shock when buying the same stuff in the UK.

Q - Why do the UK insist on absurdly high taxes on alcohol and what raise them even more?

And the cost of a pint of beer in pubs has already been outrageous to me, in European context - I suppose this too will cost even more soon?

I watch Coronation Street every day and am shocked at how much beer and booze the folks on The Street guzzle down and how without the bat on an eyelash these lower middle class (with the emphasis on 'lower') folks can afford to drop so much coin in the Rovers buying these expensive drinks on a presumably low incocme - I guess they have their priorities right?

But seriously enough already - how about lowering the cost of beer and booze to say EU levels?

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