I must have missed this from a month back:
‘Bring back the GREAT BRITISH PUB’ UKIP wants to reduce alcohol taxes and allow smoking
AFTER leading the successful campaign for Brexit, Ukip is embarking on another crusade – to bring back the Great British pub.
Aug 25, 2016
Describing the continuing slump of pubs in the country as an “economic and cultural disaster”, they have launched a bid to get people back to their local boozer by taking on laws stifling the trade.
They argue the industry could be saved if ‘sin taxes’ were reduced and indoor smoking licences handed to pubs meeting certain criteria.
Ukip MEP Bill Etheridge, a member of the Campaign for Real Ale, said: “It’s not called the ‘great British pub’ for nothing – but this obsession with pinching our pockets for never ending sin taxes has been an economic and cultural disaster for this country.
“People gather in pubs to be sociable, catch up with friends and set the world to rights over a pint.
“But now pubs that used to be full are sitting empty, costing thousands of jobs as the people who said they would flock to their local after the smoking ban have not materialised.”
The party wants to reduce alcohol taxation by 50 per cent and reintroduce smoking to certain pubs…
Keep plugging away. One day we will get our pubs back.