There you go Georgie Boy ... COMRES voting intention poll (page 29) says 54% of us reckon you should scrap the Beer Duty Escalator to help save pubs ... gonna ignore this? Because I reckon if the Health profession can get 100 GPs to stand against Conservative and LibDem candidates in the next General Election then the Brewing and Pub Industry could field another 100
Even your own statistics must prove the diminishing return of increases to Beer Duty so what's stopping you?
As for minimum pricing the jury's out ... 44% say yes to introducing it, 41% say no ... I reckon unless it's sufficiently high enough to level the playing field between the huge irresponsible retailing practices of the major supermarkets then don't bother ... depends, of course, how much your parties are in thrall to them.