True datOctober 25, 2014 Tim WorstallBooze8 CommentsUK consumers currently pay about 40% of the entire level of alcohol duty across the whole European Union. Hang them all. previousNo it’s not an investmentnextA quite wonderful piece of subbing 8 thoughts on “True dat” bloke (not) in spain October 25, 2014 at 11:04 am No. Hang yourselves. The governments of the other EU countries would be ecstatic to collect the alcohol taxes HMRC does.. But the citizens of the other EU nations would hang them. And they know it. You pay exactly the taxes you consent to. UK. Currently the most craven electorate in the EU. Bloke in Germany October 25, 2014 at 12:04 pm Isn’t Tim suggesting that the government needs to vote for a new electorate? Andrew K October 25, 2014 at 12:39 pm Havana Club 3 y o (my tipple of choice). Delhaize Belgium €13 per bottle. Tesco Bangor £20 per bottle. dearieme October 25, 2014 at 12:47 pm We only get through a couple of bottles of wine a week. Youse guys must be drinking a helluva lot. VftS October 25, 2014 at 9:02 pm dearieme, it’s paying all that tax that drives us to drink john77 October 25, 2014 at 10:12 pm No, drown them in a butt of malmsey. Preferably the same butt each time: wastes less wine and makes each drowning just a little bit more unpleasant than the last. Exempt any Heathcott-Amory, because he exempted homebrew. Admittedly this has been a problem since before Burns wrote “The De’ils awa’ with the exciseman”, but it has got a lot worse recently. Richard October 25, 2014 at 11:17 pm JB Priestley had a rather good line, along the lines of “first the government drives us to drink, then they increase the alcohol duty”. Roue le Jour October 26, 2014 at 11:13 am One of the few things I actually remember from “Wealth of Nations” is an offhand reference to taxing the poor’s alcohol “for their own good”. I had no idea the bastards had been at it so long. Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.