15.2 C
London
Wednesday, October 21, 2020

An unbearable pint

The average cost of a pint of real ale passes £3

 

The late Margaret Thatcher had two connections with milk. First the “Milk Snatcher” was credited with being responsible for stopping free milk for school children in 1971 and then in a letter to her agriculture minister, Peter Walker, in 1979, she stated:

 

“I do not believe such a large increase is possible politically. 1.5p is a great addition to the housewife’s budget. 1p is all she will bear”.

 

Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in the Rovers Return Inn in January 1990 with members of the cast of the TV soap "Coronation Street"
Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in the Rovers Return Inn in January 1990
with members of the cast of the TV soap “Coronation Street”

The price of a pint of real ale has passed £3 for the first time according to research published by CAMRA today
The price of a pint of real ale has passed £3 for the first time according to research published by CAMRA today

 

Of late, it has been another Conservative battleaxe, Nadine Dorries MP, who has waded into the milk. Referring to David Cameron and George Osborne, Dorries described them as:

 

“Two arrogant posh boys who don’t know the price of milk – who show no remorse, no contrition and no passion to want to understand the lives of others”.

 

Today, the publication of research by the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) revealed that the cost of a more grown up kind of pint has passed £3 for the first time. CAMRA’s figures record that a pint of beer in February 2013 had risen 12p or 3.9% on the price a year earlier to £3.03. Equally, a pint of lager has risen some 4.1% to an average of £3.21 a pint and cider has gone up 4% to £3.24 a pint.

 

The organisation bizarrely described this as a “milestone moment” and indeed it may be for the breweries and the government. The public, on the other hand, will not be sharing in this celebration and in fact, many of them will be wishing Margaret Thatcher were around to tell CAMRA: “This is a price drinkers would rather not bear”.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Most Popular

Filthy Natalie

Wife of ‘Naughty Tory’ turned replacement MP Natalie Elphicke turns to talking about filthy water (but avoids the topic of her jailbird hubby’s bottom groping).

Get Menendez Out of The Hole

As Erik Menendez is undeservedly thrown in ‘the hole’ in the most ludicrous fashion in California, Matthew Steeples suggests it is time both him and his equally abused brother Lyle were finally released.

Going Bonkers For A Bin

Auctioneers Christie’s sought to sell five waste bins for £230; they ultimately went for the astounding sum of just under £34,000.

Junk the Junk Mail

Instead of banning people from enjoying themselves, the government should should do something useful and ban a genuine disease spreader: Junk mail.

Picture of the Week – A Red Squirrel Riot

Images of a red squirrel fighting a pheasant for hazelnuts and bird seed are proof that both creatures can be quite feisty.

A Pyrotechnic Pad

Mansion in controversial compound in The Boltons, SW10 for sale for £50 million; the setting has seen court cases and pyrotechnic parties involving a self-declared “Relentless” multi-millionaire.

Muddled McCann

As Christian Brueckner’s lawyer justifiably suggests he cannot have been present when Madeleine McCann was allegedly kidnapped, Matthew Steeples argues that other developments will also likely lead nowhere.

A Metropolitan Mess

Though Darren Grimes is frankly nothing but an irritating Brexiteer brat, the Metropolitan Police investigation into his conduct as an interviewer is nothing but ludicrous.

Randy Andy’s Last Stamp

As the Queen stops selling postcards featuring Prince Andrew, an online card printer has started selling ones of the late Jeffrey Epstein’s friend ‘Randy Andy’ with a rather controversial caption.

Moron of the Moment – Benjamin Clark

Extinction Rebellion activist Benjamin Clark deserved more than a fine for painting the word “racist” on a statue of Churchill.

Anth’ Swings Back to Flakegate

Anthea Turner swings into an interview with ‘The Sun’ and shares that she had therapy over her tacky ‘Flakegate’ wedding photos.

Mucky Mossad Madam Maxwell

As prosecutors seek to withhold evidence from alleged Mossad operative Ghislaine Maxwell, the mucky madam has hired a lawyer whose previous clients have been mostly terrorists.

A Marvellous Party with Mrs Bucket

Dame Patricia Routledge’s rendition of ‘I’ve Been To A Marvellous Party’ for theatrical charities will most certainly lift your spirits.

Sorry Hopkins

After Katie Hopkins was forced to say “sorry” to Finsbury Park Mosque, she should now be sent to where she belongs – social media’s equivalent of Siberia.

Mocking The Dockers

Welsh ‘mock castle’ once occupied by notorious spendaholic Lady Docker for sale for £2.85m; the Dockers were turfed out in 1956 after it was discovered they’d lavished the equivalent of £1.3m today of company money on the place without permission.

Nutty Natalie’s Nonsense

Natalie Elphicke MP’s decision to take £25,000 to talk about her ‘Naughty Tory’ husband and her U-turn to now help him appeal his sentence show her as nonsensical, noxious and nutty.

Weather Now

London
overcast clouds
15.2 ° C
16 °
14.4 °
82 %
3.1kmh
100 %
Wed
16 °
Thu
16 °
Fri
13 °
Sat
15 °
Sun
15 °