Today badger haired Chancellor Darling failed in his chance to help save the British pub. Rather than freezing beer duty to help pubs, the silver-haired four-eyed hoon announced in his budget that alcohol duty would rise by 2%. So expect a few thousand more pub closures caused by this teetotal Jockocracy and be thankful a general election is looming in June 2010.
Cameron described the fiasco that runs this country as "A Government of the living dead" and the tax everything policy is a typical death throw of a labour government.
Elsewhere this budget has been described as "the shortest suicide note in history".
After the anti-pub budget last year, tax on beer increased by 18% and we saw 39 pubs close every week. This budget will do nothing to halt those closures but it will not effect Alastair Darling, as of last year he was banned from most pubs anyway, along with cigarettes and gypsies. Good company to keep Badger!