Sunday, 26 December 2021

It takes more than a pint to drown Brexit sorrows


In what appears to be a temporary diversion from the Great Cheese War, it seems that Liz Truss has decided to promote the ability to buy champagne in pint bottles as some sort of massive Brexit bonus. All she needs to do now is persuade those pesky French champagne producers that putting their product in 568 millilitre bottles for the UK Market is an idea worth pursuing.

She’s missed the point, though – and not just because outside Tory circles, champagne isn’t always the tipple of choice. The ability to drown one’s sorrows at what Brexit has done in smaller bottles won’t look like much of a ‘bonus’ to many. Now, if she were talking about buying wine in good old-fashioned quarts…

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