Phi Wire Hand Picked Politics - Live

  • Polly Toynbee | David Cameron has now passed the point of no return on Europe

    • source icon
    • 05:59
  • Daniel Hannan | No, Mr Eurocrat, the only place where Britain is irrelevant is INSIDE the EU

    • source icon
    • 05:48
  • Editorial | Up and Down

    • source icon
    • 05:32
  • Aditya Chakrabortty | If you’re disabled, it’s not just Lord Freud who holds you in contempt

    • source icon
    • 05:08
  • Douglas Murray | The UK doesn’t need Barroso’s ‘positive’ messages about the EU

    • source icon
    • 22:47
  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

Press Release

Press Releases

Institute of Economic Affairs: Minimum alcohol pricing makes minimum sense

Institute of Economic Affairs press release

Commenting on government proposals for a minimum price of 45p per unit for the sale of alcohol in England and Wales, Mark Littlewood, Director General at the Institute of Economic Affairs, said:

“If the medical establishment could find a way to limit us to one small sherry per day, they would. For the time being they will be content with getting their hands on a crucial lever of competition – price. Don’t be surprised if a minimum price escalator is introduced a little further down the road.

“It is remarkable that a government that is often criticised for its ‘cabinet of millionaires’ is prepared to introduce a policy that will make the poor poorer but leave the rich alone.

“'The era of big government has run its course', said David Cameron as leader of the opposition. I couldn’t agree more.”

Latest on this story

  • |

  • |

  • |

  • |

  • |

  • |

  • |

  • |

  • |

  • |



Latest on Food & Drink