H/T Roobeedoo for this story in the Mail:
House wine to be no stronger than 12.5% under Government deal with the alcohol industry to cut binge drinking
House wine in bars and pubs will be no stronger than 12.5 per cent, under a Government plan to curb binge drinking,
Ministers held talks with the alcohol industry at the Home Office yesterday in an attempt to cut Britain’s drinking problem. The Government wants to cut the amount of alcohol drunk in Britain by a billion units a year.
Under an agreement struck with the industry pubs and bars will stock house wines below 12.5 per cent and ‘promote lower-alcohol products to customers’.
Cut price deals for alcohol in shops and supermarkets will also be targeted, while super-strength beer will be stopped from being sold in large cans.
Conservative MP Philip Davies tonight attacked the proposal. He said: ‘It is complete nonsense. This is the nanny state running riot.
‘Why should the overwhelming majority of responsible drinkers be denied the drink of their choice because of a lunatic minority.
‘This is a sort of nanny state measure I would expect from a Labour government – not a Conservative government.
‘The people running the Home Office are clearly nanny state socialists.’
More bullying and stealing.