Prime Minister Of The United Kingdom

Gordon Brown

PM says bank should help host

By John Harrington

A licensee is reapplying for business loans under a Government-backed scheme - on the personal advice of Gordon Brown. In a move that could offer...

Bill was unveiled at No10 today

Minimum pricing meeting blasted

By Ewan Turney

One attendee has blasted the meeting at 10 Downing Street on minimum pricing as "nothing more than a tea party" — the meeting was called to discuss a new Alcohol Sales Bill, which proposes minimum pricing.

Bill proposes introduction of minimum pricing

Minimum price bill unveiled today

By Ewan Turney

A new private members' bill proposing a minimum price on alcohol is to be unveiled to trade leaders at 10 Downing Street today, the Morning...

Grogan hails Tesco's significant move

Grogan hails Tesco's significant move

By Ewan Turney

All Party Parliamentary Beer Group chairman John Grogan has hailed Tesco's call to halt cheap deals as a "significant move"

PM's advisors favour alcohol tax hike

PM's advisors favour alcohol tax hike

By John Harrington

Gordon Brown's own advisors have suggested that raising alcohol price "has the potential" to reduce violent crime. This comes as a concern as the...

MyShout

MyShout

It's decision day soon for the big issues affecting the trade, says MP John Grogan The House of Commons is currently taking its half term break, and...

The Agents

The Agents

Graham Allman Managing director GA-Select It was Margaret Thatcher who famously said, "The lady's not for turning", then Tony Blair followed up with,...

NewsDigest

NewsDigest

Health lobbyists spoke in favour of alcohol disorder zones (ADZs) in last week's breakfast meeting with the Prime Minister. Controversial ADZs are...

BarTalk

BarTalk

What's your verdict on Gordon Brown so far? Nick Green Stansfield Arms Apperley Bridge West Yorks He's doing an average job. He's trying his hardest...

PM 'may reverse licensing laws'

PM 'may reverse licensing laws'

Gordon Brown says he could overturn licensing laws that allow pubs to open 24 hours a day if it was "in the interest of the country

MyShout

MyShout

The cut-price alcohol sold by supermarkets is on the current political agenda, observes John Grogan MP What do Prime Minister Gordon Brown and...

Brown urged to consider under 21 booze ban

Brown urged to consider under 21 booze ban

By Joe Lutrario

Gordon Brown has been urged to consider plans to ban under 21s from buying alcohol in off licenses to try and combat rising alcohol related violence....

BarTalk

BarTalk

Will Brown make a better Prime Minister than Blair? Stuart Wright Brewery Tap Peterborough Cambridgeshire Gordon Brown is not really my favourite...

The legacy of Blair

The legacy of Blair

Tony Blair premiership ended as it began, with a rendition of 'Things Can Only Get Better'. The Labour party used the upbeat song during its 1997...

Find out what you're eating says chef

Find out what you're eating says chef

Celebrity pub chef Mike Robinson has joined the campaign to encourage customers to ask where their food has come from. The Pot Kiln at Frilsham,...