portwood wrote:Desperation? or a brilliant read of his base/supporters?
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never thought I would ever see a "Conservative" Party promise something so interventionist/socialist/anti-free market.
To be fair I'd view the minimum beer selling price legislation as more interventionist/socialist/anti-free market. Allowing beer makers to retail beer at whatever price they want is free-market, although the whole corporate profits bit is just an appeal to the blue collar workin' guys that the Conservatives pretend to care about.
That said, buck-a-beer disappeared a decade ago, and even with this supposed removal of a minimum selling price, who's to say the swill could even be sold for $24/case nowadays? The price of everything has gone up in that decade, and even back then it was a low margin model that brewers probably don't care to return to.