You may have been wondering where Vox Political has been for the past few days, Christmas notwithstanding.
Well, I want you all to know that I was not partying it up like a crazed Bacchanalian baboon. No!
I was at a business meeting.
For this reason, I was unable to report on the latest Brexit-related development, that turned into the Tory government’s message of great joy for Christmas – until it backfired:
We might get ‘pints of champagne’ back because of Brexit but nobody cares https://t.co/BBCCZuxJFt
— Sue Wilson (@Suewilson91) December 24, 2021
The fact that it’s a brainchild of possible Boris Johnson backstabber may be a source of some consolation for the prime minister, who would be having a rotten Christmas if he was capable of understanding the world of torment into which he is slowly falling.
Haha. Liz Truss has "announced" that the UK will bring back 'pint-sized' champagne bottles!
Someone should tell her that champagne is from France and is designated as a protected brand in the Brexit Agreement and can't be made in Brexit Britain 🙄
— Jason J Hunter (Not a noble Lord) (@JJHTweets) December 24, 2021
Quite a few people have been having fun with it.
It's only a pint of champagne if it's sparkling wine made in the Champagne region of France, otherwise it's just a fizzy pint of hot Brexit piss
— Gordon Guthrie (@gordonguthrie) December 24, 2021
The government of a country with over 2000 food banks is bringing back pints of Champagne.
— Otto Von Jizzmark (@Ottojizzmark) December 24, 2021
I am wondering which producer is going to do this. I can't imagine that any producer in France is going to do this for only the UK market.
— Andrea #RejoinEU 🇪🇺 #FBPE (@politicalonje) December 24, 2021
I certainly can’t understand why anybody would care.
Most of us in the UK don’t remember pint-sized champagne bottles and wouldn’t see the point of them anyway. We would be paying more money for less product, yet again.
And why would any French wine producer (champagne can only come from that region of France) bother changing their production process to provide smaller bottles to the UK market? It would be costly and, with no guarantee of a market, risky.
So it was a meaningless statement: the government is making it possible for manufacturers to sell UK customers pint glasses of champagne – but nobody is likely to do it.
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