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Do They Mean Us?

After weeks where I have been preoccupied with the fantastic Commons vote that will see a Fair Deal for your Local and 15,000 tenanted pubs across the UK, time for a blog on everyday political matters. Political debate this weekend has largely been based on an apparently entirely coincidental attempt by senior Tories and Lib […]

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Thanks!

It’s been a good week all in all – as Tuesday’s tremendous and game-changing Commons vote to give tied publicans a Market Rent Only option to allow them to trade freely shows. Despite some predictably ridiculous scaremongering spin from the failed pubco lobbyists, many journalists were able to see right through it. I got a […]

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Parliament delivers a Fair Deal for your Local

By 284 votes to 269 the House of Commons has voted to insert the Market Rent Option into the Small Business Bill, creating a truly Fair Deal for your Local. Not in my wildest dreams could I have imagined it possible to win this vote against a Government whip, although reports that half the 56 […]

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Last Orders For The Pubco Scam!

Although the Government Whips had a last-minute wobble, it does after all look like tomorrow, Tuesday will be the crucial House of Commons vote for the Market Rent Only [MRO] option that would finally give 15,000 British tied publicans the chance to end the Great British Pubco Scam. Indeed, with more and more Coalition MPs […]

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Kris Hopkins MP, Minister For Pubcos….. National Disgrace!

The image you see here is that of Kris Hopkins MP. ‘Who is he?’, I hear you ask. He is the MP for Keighley, defending a majority of all of 294 votes at the next election. He is also the so-called ‘Minister for Community Pubs’. However, a more appropriate title would be that of the […]

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