Being a bit of a petrol head with more than a mild fondness for the pleasures of the grain and grape, Sneak took last month’s Budget pretty badly. So he was delighted to hear about a new internet campaign to get Alistair Darling banned from every pub in the UK following the Chancellor’s 4p per pint tax increase.
Started by an Edinburgh-based blogger who goes by the name of Reactionary Snob, the campaign has so far attracted support from dozens of pubs across the country. Anti-Darling feeling appears to be particularly strong in East Sussex brewery town Lewes, where the Chancellor can expect a less than friendly welcome from at least three publicans. And while the Snob may be fairly old-fashioned in some of his views, he’s still pretty web-savvy, having set up a Facebook site that has attracted nearly 200 members already.
There is even talk of enlisting TV funny-man Al Murray, The Pub Landlord to act as chief spokesman for campaign. Now Sneak isn’t usually one for curbing individual freedom, but on this occasion he is more than happy to make an exception. So come on, IT Week readers, spread the word and let’s get that dreary denizen of No 11 barred from every local in the land.
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