UK drinkers face an EXTRA booze tax

Adrian Holliday

Oh no, it's Nanny State again, lecturing us to get fitter. This week public health minister Anne Milton told MPs that the Department of Health was having discussions with the Treasury about price changes - higher prices, that is - to encourage safer drinking. And she specifically talked about bottles of wine, which have increased from 9% proof in the 1970s to 12.5% now, so Milton claims.