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I Didn't Vote For Dear Beer

Ignore the doctors – cheap beer is one of life’s few pleasures - Telegraph

Mr Cameron. He should realise that the cheapness of beer is one of the few perks left to make life bearable for his over-taxed, over-regulated, fed-up fellow citizens. Better the sticky heap of Gin Lane, than the joyless futility of government-controlled alcohol prices.


It seems to be forgotten that Hogarth did engravings promoting the consumption of beer in "beer Street" as an aid to happiness. It was gin only that he opposed in "Gin Lane".

On "Any Questions?" (Radio 4) last night one of the panellists reminded everyone that parliamentary candidates in the 19th century paid for large quantities of beer, wine and spirits to encourage the voters to vote for them. English version of pork barrel politics?

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