Rees-Mogg turns on the alarm with Brexit plan for a sparkling wine in plastic bottles

The British beverage industry reacted with concern over Jacob Rees-Mogg’s suggestion that post- Brexit deregulation could include allowing the sale of sparkling wines. in plastic bottles.

Brexit Opportunities minister defined rule requires the sale of pop in glass bottles like one of The Brussels Rules, which may be removed from UK law after leaving the EU.

But the Wine and Liquor Trade Association has warned that any change should not set aside health and wellness. safety requirements, with the high pressure created by the bubbles during fermentation makes the plastic unlikely and expensive choice of container.

“WSTA – and world-leading The UK wine industry is very interested in getting the most out of it of Any post-Brexit opportunities for help the industry is recovering and growing. This includes removing unnecessary and costly red tape,” said chief executive Miles Beal. Independent. “But not for of basic health and safety.

“Sparkling wine contains about the same pressure as a tire. of big van. English sparkling wine PDO (Protected Designation of origin) requires fermentation in the bottle, like Champagne, yes, which requires a container that can safely hold that variety. of pressure for long periods in basement or on shelves.

Other formats for some sparkling wines are possible but plastic bottles will not first choice.”

Mr Beal said the adaptation of bottling lines and re-equipment for various types of packaging such as plastic would require a “significant” cost. The transition from recyclable and reusable glass to plastic would raise “significant environmental concerns”.

“All in everything, this proposal is unlikely to be economically viable in relatively small the volumes we are talking about or sustainable,” he said.

Mr Rees-Mogg comment came when Labor denounced him new Dashboard Brexit as a “trick” to be updated every three months until show how a lot of of 2400 pieces of EU legislation is still in place in Great Britain was removed.

Cabinet of Ministers minister said the dashboard would ensure in public Can “join us on it is a journey to change, abolish or replace” saved EU law in proposal to cut at least £1 billion of business costs from “EU bureaucracy”.

Give examples of view of red tape that he wants to sweep away, he said: “You know you can’t sell sparkling wine in plastic bottle? You might think you’re drinking sparkling wine out of the plastic bottle is terrible, but if you want to why should is the law stopping you?

WASE is currently campaign against planned changes to duties on alcohol, which Boris Johnson called an advantage of Brexit, but the industry considers it extremely difficult.

Stephen Doughty of the Labor Party described Mr Rees-Mogg’s dashboard as “vanity”. project”.

“It is quite unusual that on the day when inflation exceeds 9 percent, [while] in cost of energy is running high, families [are] facing massive pressure how they put food on Table, [and] Prices [are] rising as soon as possible rate of increase for 40 years old, government offer today to Britons people this is digital cupboard of current legislation that describes a gentleman, in his own words as marginal, said the shadow of the foreign minister.

Mr Rees-Mogg later admitted that many of 2400 rules we of limited value in themselves.

But he told reporters: “It will be a lot and a lot of small things. But these little things add up into something fundamental and revolutionary.

“Each one of that’s what’s easy for people pah-pah and say “What’s the point of is it an effort? The mountain heaved up and gave birth to an unfortunate mouse. But it gives birth to elephants cumulatively.”

Mr. Rees-Mogg recently addressed readers of tabloid for suggestions of which EU rules to cut.

And also the hiss in plastic bottles, he offered today changes may be made do away with restrictions on in power of vacuum cleaners, scrap compulsory training update courses for heavy vehicle drivers or cancel rules which require bed and breakfasts to register as package tour operators if they provide vouchers to dine in local restaurants.

He rejected suggestions that the fire of rules turn the UK into an unregulated area of ​​the “Wild West”, and insisted that his drive was “not about lowering standards”.

Despite the line of reports – including from the government’s own office for Fiscal Responsibility – Assuming Brexit cut UK GDP, Mr Rees-Mogg declined give any estimate of how did it bring great benefit or damage to the economy, saying that it was impossible know how Britain would have survived if it had stayed.

He told the deputies: “In conditions of high inflation, we need search everywhere and under every rock and cushion for supply-side reforms that make goods and services cheaper make things easier for business and eventually grow economy and cut cost of life.”


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