Camra warns that without Government action this is the bitter taste things to come. Industry insiders acknowledge that the credit crunch, smoking ban and heavily discounted supermarket booze, "ruthless" large pub companies who have replaced the breweries in pub estate ownership, have all had an impact.
Such hypocracy! CAMRA were actually in favour of the smoking ban. How can such an organisation survive with its doublethink? Anyway, let us hark back to the actual article: I am all for reducing the tax on draught beer. However, I cannot see this coming off in today's credit climate. After all, the tax payer is going to receive a handsome bill to pay for the part nationalisation of UK superbanks. We can hope!