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ARTICLES OF INTEREST
First they came for the smokers…
Josie Appleton explains how the war on smoking has set the template for state meddling in our lives
It's the economy, stupid
Minimum alcohol pricing could result in people switching drinking to the off-trade, not away from it, says Christopher Snowdon
Ten commandments for the public house
David Butterfield says the perfect pub should provide an alcohol-abetted escape from the modern world
In Defense of Clarity
Jeff Alworth stands up for clarity in beer and says that 'a bright, coruscating beer is a gorgeous thing on its own'
I don't remember signing up for an unwanted mammy... did you?
Ian O'Doherty wonders whether we will always be shackled by the killjoys, the bullies and the eternal-life fantasists of the health lobby
The alcohol figures that just don't add up
Pete Brown argues that the industry has suffered for too long over 'facts' which serve only to scaremonger the British public when it comes to the UK's alcohol 'problem'
We love pubs and churches, but don’t want to use them
Rowan Pelling says we love to complain about the decline of our institutions, but want someone else to do our praying and drinking