Alco-Popped: Tax Hike Suggested for Fizzy Booze
My main concern with alcopops is that they'll lead to a generation of lousy bartenders with cavity-ridden grilles.
The Conservatives say they will raise tax on super-strength beer, cider and alcopops to tackle binge drinking if they win the next general election.
Tax on alcopops would be trebled, but money raised would be used to reduce tax on low-strength beer and cider.
The Tories' want to hit the drinks they believe fuel yobbish behaviour, without penalising "sensible" drinkers.
A spokeswoman for the chancellor said there was no provision in European law for a separate tax on alcopops.