Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Save Our Pubs, support CAMRA

Today I have been contacted by 5 members of CAMRA, asking for my support for real ale, real pubs and consumer rights. I am delighted to give that support, the Green Party has for a long time supported these issues.

CAMRA campaign against pub closures, the most recent Beer & Pub Association report highlighting that 39 pubs are closing every week. In Reading the Green Party have lead the repoen the Jolly Anglers campaign.
Jolly Anglers
CAMRA's own research shows that 84% of people believe a pub is as essential to village life as a shop or post office. Despite their popularity pubs are still under threat and need our help.

CAMRA is calling on everyone to join the Save Our Pubs campaign to put a stop to the closure of British pubs.

The Green Party are also against giant supermarkets selling cheap Alcohol, unfortunately the other parties have let them increase while smaller businesses suffer and sometimes close.

In Brighton, we have been campaigning on Licensing & alcohol issues.

1) Promote the interests of Britain's pub goers
2) Champion well-run community pubs
3) Rebalance alcohol taxation to support beer and pubs
4) Reform the beer tie to deliver a fair deal for consumers
5) Support the role of well-run pubs as solutions to alcohol misuse

Reading CAMRA is their local branch.

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