Make it the Minimum gets star support

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Former Man Behaving Badly Neil Morrissey has added his support to The Publican's Make it the Minimum campaign. Morrissey, who is guest editing The...

Former Man Behaving Badly Neil Morrissey has added his support to The Publican's​ Make it the Minimum campaign.

Morrissey, who is guest editing The Publican ​this week with his business partner Richard Fox, said he was fully behind the introduction of a minimum price of 50p per unit of alcohol sold to reduce irresponsible drinks promotions.

He said: "I think it's a great idea. Nobody wants to crowd out anyone but it almost feels like a monopoly if you are selling beer cheaper than water. It makes a travesty of responsible drinking.

"Potentially you can go into a supermarket, spend a tenner and get 20 bottles or cans of beer and that seems to me to encourage volume drinking because of the price."

"You can be responsible through social drinking. I support the campaign and am happy to add my name to the petition."

Morrissey and Fox are currently starring in a documentary following their progress running a pub and producing their own beer - Morrissey Fox Blonde Ale. The final episode will be screened on Channel 4 at 10pm tonight.

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