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The UK’s largest pub chain, JD Wetherspoons is reportedly serving a specially brewed beer in celebration of Prime Minister David Cameron rejecting French Nicolas Sarkozy’s EU treaty plans.Eat Out magazine reports that “Veto Ale,” which is made from entirely British ingredients, is now available in all Wetherspoon-run pubs across the UK. Additionally, the Conservative blog, Conservative Home, published the following statement from Wetherspoon’s chairman, Tim Martin:
“Veto Ale is a traditional English bitter and a perfect example of a great beer style that you can drink and feel proud to be British. I believe that David Cameron has taken the right decision on the euro and that customers in our pubs will salute this with a pint of this excellent beer.”
However, it doesn’t look like Cameron has secured the backing of the UK’s despite this new ale. Controversy over his new suggestions for taxing alcohol have raised concerns among pub-owners including Martin.
Trade publication the Drinks Business, reported last week that Martin said he would initiate “revolt” if Cameron’s plans ended up hitting Wetherspoon pubs with increased taxation. Perhaps his latest beverage offering is an attempt to sweeten up the British Prime Minister.
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