Exeter University students joined our campaign to Call Time on Duty at John Gandy’s wine bar off the cobble streets of central Exeter. With glasses of wine in their hands, they called on the Chancellor George Osborne to axe further rises in duty on wine and spirits in this country—and bring it in line with more reasonable rates of alcohol tax in Europe.
‘A cut in wine duty would be an incredibly positive move for the government to make,’ says Exeter student Harry Chamberlain, ‘as it would ensure those who wish to drink responsibly can do so without being priced out. People should not have to travel to France to bulk buy wine at a cheaper price.’
‘From a student’s perspective,’ says Chamberlain, ‘it would enable more people to buy from local shops and businesses rather than seeking lower prices from large supermarkets.’
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