Jeremy Hunt has urged communities to get behind their local pub at the launch of a campaign to Save the Great British Pub.
Faced with steep tax rises and increasing regulation, the future of many pubs is under threat, with nearly six a day closing.
Jeremy, the Shadow Culture Secretary, stressed the importance of British pubs, describing them as “a critical part of our heritage” and “hubs for local communities”.
And he attacked Labour for punishing responsible drinkers and landlords:
“With massive tax hikes and heavy-handed regulation, all Labour will succeed in doing is closing down more pubs. This has to stop. We should be proud of our brewers and proud of our pub industry and do what we can to support it - which is why today we are launching this campaign.”
Mark Prisk, the Shadow Business Minister, added, “Pubs are often small, family-run businesses - not only are they the social heart of their communities, they also provide jobs, and support the British brewing industry. Now, in the face of great adversity, we must do all we can to save our local pub.”
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