Labour’s plan to tackle the decline of pubs is anything but
UKIP Leader and long time advocate of UKIP’s “Save the Pub Campaign” Paul Nuttall said, “Labour has announced plans that are intended to tackle the decline of pubs however, they will do anything but that.
“Their plans demonstrate a complete lack of joined up thinking. Whilst guaranteeing to list all pubs as “assets of community value” to help stop them being sold off to supermarket chains and the like is laudable, when combined with an refusal to rule out a rise in beer duty it is nothing but an empty gesture. Protecting pubs from becoming supermarkets, while at the same time reinforcing the supermarkets ability to undercut pub prices is fantasy economics, and a cruel fantasy at that.
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May 9, 2016
PUBS WANT OUT
UKIP MEP Paul Nuttall, a long term campaigner for British pubs, has welcomed a survey of the hospitality industry released today that has the industry supporting leaving the EU.
The survey, conducted by William Reed/HIM has the whole industry lining up on the “Leave” campaign by 39% to 37% for ‘Remain’. When small businesses including pubs themselves are singled out the difference is far greater with a full 46% planning to vote out.
Paul Nuttall, UKIP deputy leader, said, “It is clear that pubs recognise that they would be better off out. They are a microcosm of this country, in them the great matters are discussed and they always have been. Be it the weather, sport or politics.
“As I have always said, every pub is a parliament, a parliament of ordinary people, and there, it is clear that people believe that our country’s future will be better served by leaving the EU.
“It is telling that the smaller the business the more likely that they will vote to Leave. The simple fact is that at least 80% of people are employed by businesses that do not export to the EU, but 100% of them are covered by the regulations that stem from there.
“They make employing people more difficult, make publicans spend more time dealing with paperwork than dealing with customers and make expansion and business development a nightmare.”
The William Reed Survey: http://www.morningadvertiser.co.uk/Legal/Legislation/Brexit-Small-pub-operators-among-those-in-favour-of-leaving-EU/?utm_source=newsletter_daily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=09-May-2016&c=8el8cm2zOXyJc8MFPv3N9XxbQYudVWkM&p2
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UKIP Deputy leader Paul Nuttall MEP with his colleague Bill Etheridge MEP at the 7 stars pub in Sedgley, campaigning to save the popular pub from closure.
READ THE STORY HERE: http://www.dudleynews.co.uk/news/13885453.UKIP_s_deputy_leader_to_visit_closure_threatened_Sedgley_pub_ahead_of_its_early_Christmas_bash/
UKIP is the political party of the pub – pure and simple. We feel that not enough is being done to help the ailing pub trade which is why we have launched our Save the Pub campaign.
It is estimated that four pubs are closing a day across the UK.
In Greater London alone, over seven hundred pubs have closed since the introduction of the smoking ban.
The undemocratic smoking ban was a major kick in the teeth for those pubs that offered somewhere for people to enjoy a pint and a smoke at the end of a hard day. Great Britain used to be the country of tolerance, compromise and fairness – in the case of the smoking ban these values were nowhere to be seen. The ban was put in place which of course has had a devastating effect on the nation’s pubs.
Smoking ban aside, there are plenty of other reasons why the pub trade is struggling: cut price supermarket booze, extortionate business rates, red tape, ever increasing beer duty and tied commitments – meaning a pub has to buy its beer from their landlord as opposed to find it cheaper on the free market. All of these factors are nails in the coffin of the British pub and UKIP demands urgent action.
Deputy UKIP Leader Paul Nuttall MEP is spearheading UKIP’s Save the Pub campaign. UKIP believes that the other political parties have lost touch with reality and are nothing to protect the pub. Up and down the land hundreds of once great British boozers are closing down resulting in unemployment and broken communities.
Please sign our Save the Pub petition and make a difference. And if you support UKIP, rest assured your vote will be for a local politician who will make helping the ailing pub trade a priority.