Opinion

Industry query: Christopher Snowdon questions if the Government has waged war on the trade

Opinion

Has the Government declared war on pubs?

By Christopher Snowdon

I have long harboured the suspicion than the ultimate objective of British politics for the last fifteen years has been to destroy the pub trade.

Aid needed: The MA editor Ed Bedington calls on the Government to 'wake up to the fact that it’s targeted the hospitality sector way beyond the grounds of reasonability'

Opinion

Not good enough Mr Sunak

By Ed Bedington

And so the much awaited Government support has been announced and greeted with not so much a cheer as more of a whimper from an industry that is crying out for help.

Comment by Nicholas Robinson, Managing Editor

Opinion

Could new coronavirus laws be helpful?

By Nicholas Robinson

New laws announced by the Government to help protect the public from the coronavirus may sound like another layer of damaging bureaucracy for pubs, but they could be helpful.