Peter Hoskin

Drinkers clobbered

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In an effort to stamp out binge-drinking, the taxes on alcohol will be increased.  Beer prices will go up by 4p a pint; wine up 14p a bottle; cider up 3p a litre.  And duties on alcohol will go up by 2 percent above inflation for the next 4 years.  Bad time to be a drinker...