"I will not buy alcohol from a supermarket for a year but only if 500 other people will do the same."
— Stephen Little, Green Party City Councillor
Deadline to sign up by: 31st March 2009
21 people signed up, 479 more were needed
Country: United Kingdom
For someone such as me who rates sitting in a pub with good beer and good company as being among life’s greatest pleasures, the current rate of pub closures is thoroughly alarming. Pubs have been hit from all directions - from increases in duty, from the increasing sophistication of home entertainment, from the smoking ban and from the credit crunch. Most of these, as individuals, we can do little about, but there is one other important cause of decline where maybe we can - I’m referring of course to the increasing availability of stupidly cheap alcohol in supermarkets. So I’m inviting people to make a pledge not to buy any alcohol from supermarkets for a period of a year. You could still of course purchase it from your corner shop or your local off licence (they need a helping hand too!) but, best of all, head for the pub. So please, make this small sacrifice to help save a particularly joyous part of our existence.
Cheers all and raise your glasses to the humble pub – what would life be without them? (let’s not find out)
Stephen Little, the Pledge Creator, joined by: