Beer group raises glass to Ribble Valley MP

Beer group raises glass to Ribble Valley MP

Beer group raises glass to Ribble Valley MP

First published in News

RIBBLE Valley MP Nigel Evans has been re-elected president of the All Party Parliamentary Beer Group at its annual general meeting.

Mr Evans has been a member of the group since its inception in 1992.

He said: “Alongside being one of parliament’s longest established groups it is also one of the most successful.

“The group has helped deliver value for the consumer and jobs for the industry through successful lobbying of governments, most recently demonstrated with the chancellor’s popular measures on Beer Duty in the last budget.

“I have long argued that pubs are right at the heart of communities and this is particularly true in rural areas such as the Ribble Valley.

“Furthermore it is important to note the employment that the pub industry creates, not just in pubs themselves but also in the manufacture and supply chain.”

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7:44pm Wed 11 Jun 14

shytalk says...

So after drinking beer, enjoying the company of young men and promoting gay rights all over the Pacific i suppose Nigel Evans just squanders the rest of his 70k plus salary.
So after drinking beer, enjoying the company of young men and promoting gay rights all over the Pacific i suppose Nigel Evans just squanders the rest of his 70k plus salary. shytalk
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7:11am Thu 12 Jun 14

caballo says...

Evidence if we ever needed it that Westminster cares not one jot. Any right minded person given the part alcohol had played in their recent past would be at lengths to distance themselves, arrogance personified.
Evidence if we ever needed it that Westminster cares not one jot. Any right minded person given the part alcohol had played in their recent past would be at lengths to distance themselves, arrogance personified. caballo
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10:08pm Thu 12 Jun 14

Michael@ClitheroeSince58 says...

caballo wrote:
Evidence if we ever needed it that Westminster cares not one jot. Any right minded person given the part alcohol had played in their recent past would be at lengths to distance themselves, arrogance personified.
I can see where you are coming from caballo, I think avoiding alcohol would be a better option seriously Nigel.
[quote][p][bold]caballo[/bold] wrote: Evidence if we ever needed it that Westminster cares not one jot. Any right minded person given the part alcohol had played in their recent past would be at lengths to distance themselves, arrogance personified.[/p][/quote]I can see where you are coming from caballo, I think avoiding alcohol would be a better option seriously Nigel. Michael@ClitheroeSince58
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3:49pm Sun 22 Jun 14

Birtrumthegreat says...

Promoting a High Functioning alcoholic to a Parliamentary Beer Group, is like giving the chairmanship of a euthanasia committee to Harold Shipman.
Promoting a High Functioning alcoholic to a Parliamentary Beer Group, is like giving the chairmanship of a euthanasia committee to Harold Shipman. Birtrumthegreat
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