David Cameron has used a visit to brewer Fuller’s to fire a broadside at supermarkets’ cut-price deals on alcohol.
After last week visiting Warburtons in Bolton and Bestway Cash & Carry in Cardiff, Cameron's election bandwagon yesterday rolled in to Fuller’s West London brewery.
The Tory leader also criticised the government’s recent tax hike on cider – which was subsequently deferred until the next Parliament.
He said he wanted to get Britain’s pub trade “thriving” and said deep discounting in supermarkets was “encouraging irresponsible behaviour and we need to stop it”.
He also promised to tackle the problem of underage drinking by making it easier for police and local authorities to strip alcohol licenses from supermarkets and convenience stores.
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