Why oh why oh why do the beeb continue to use footage of traditional beer being served in the pleasant and convivial surroundings of a pub to illustrate the problems of binge drinking (BBC News at Six, 2nd June)?
The story in question related to the NICE recommendation that a minimum price be fixed on alcohol – that price has been recommended at 50 pence per unit. Beer served in pubs costs more than twice as much as that at its cheapest. And traditional beer accounts for just 7% of the total
If good old Auntie continues to misrepresent our fine brewing and pub industry in this way I’ll be forced to withhold my licence fee (and watch on-line instead).
PS Apart from that it was a very decent, well balanced piece.