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Boris attacks alcohol price plan

Boris attacks alcohol price plan
Boris Johnson has criticised the Government’s “regressive” plans to introduce a minimum alcohol price.

The Home Office has just ended a consultation on the policy and the minimum price level.

But the Mayor of London has claimed the plan would disproportionately impact on poorer people.

“I think there are better ways of dealing with this,” he told the Evening Standard. “It’s very regressive. It hits poorest people hardest.”

Miles Beale, Chief Executive of the Wine and Spirit Trade Association, said: “We are fully committed to tackling problem-drinking, but even the experts behind the policy admit minimum unit pricing will not do this. David Cameron should focus on measures that have been proven to work such as education, better enforcement of existing laws and locally-targeted solutions.”

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