Wednesday, 21 March 2007

Park man slams Brown over Budget

News that duty on beer will rise by 1p a pint from midnight Sunday and cider by 1p a litre has angered Londoner Sol Isaacs. Speaking this afternoon from a bench in Hyde Park, Isaacs said: "I'm appalled at this latest tax rise. My only expenditure is on Special Brew and Woodbines. Once again hikes in excise duty have disproportionately hit me and my friends here and we demand to be told why we are singled out for this unfair treatment!" Mr Isaacs was given vocal support from colleagues on nearby benches: cider drinker Cynthia Dass, 49; whisky fan, Sean Merson, 57; and Chris Troman, 14, who said he was just bunking off school for the day but would drink anything really.

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