Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Everyone has his price: politicians are cheap

Here's the shocking story of how the alcohol merchants got together with untrustworthy researchers and lobbyists to stop the Scottish government putting a minimum price and alcohol, despite the research showing that higher prices = lower consumption.

In case the politicians weren't sure they'd been bought and sold, SAB Miller rubbed it in by sending every opposition MP a gift:

When unit pricing was taken out of the bill, all the opposition MPs received a free crate of beer from SAB Miller.
I hope - but doubt - that they had the grace to feel insulted. But I bet they cracked open every can without a qualm.

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