Dump the Pump!

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Beer. Far too expensive. More expensive than petrol. Let’s protest!


BIKEmagic this morning launches its Dump-the-Pump campaign. We’re
fed up of beer – the drink of cyclists worldwide – being taxed at over the odds.



BIKEmagic editor Brant Richards said “The government take lots of money from
us drinkers though the beer taxes and yet you see none spent on making pubs better
places. They’re still as uncomfortable as they ever have been.”



BIKEmagic is pushing for their members to boycott pubs this Saturday, by filling
up on as much beer as possible on Friday.



“If we all do our best to avoid pubs on Saturday, the pub owners and the government
will sit up and take notice and we can have a reduction in beer prices, down to
what they used to be, like”, said Richards.



Several groups against beer-price-cutting have noted that it is the BIKEmagic editors
30th birthday on Friday. “It’s irrelevant”, he commented, before hanging
up the phone.

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Beer. Far more expensive than petrol, but you don’t hear about a national campaign
to lower it’s price, do you?


Lunatic motorists who want to either increase the rate of income
tax, or decrease public spending (or haven’t they thought it through) failed to make
waves yesterday.



The badly thought-out "Dump the Pump" campaign had little effect on petrol
stations nationwide, according to reports today.



It’s only recently that petrol has become more expensive than milk, and I can’t remember
there being a national campaign to reduce the price of that.



Then again, if the reason taxes are so high on petrol is because it’s a non-sustainable energy source, how come there isn’t huge amounts of tax on coal and gas? Or peat logs? Or wood?



Petrol is certainly far cheaper than beer, even at silly northern prices, and is
a fraction of the price of that ridiculous Sunny Delight stuff – don’t even get me
started on that one.

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