Government urged to overturn decision to scrap crown logo on pint glasses

09 March 2007 by
Government urged to overturn decision to scrap crown logo on pint glasses

Senior pub industry figures have called on Tony Blair to reverse the decision to scrap the Crown symbol on pint glasses and replace it with a European stamp.

The heads of nine major brewers and pub operators have signed a letter to the prime minister, which says the decision to replace the Crown mark with the CE mark is "a needless intrusion" and against the wishes of their customers.

It says the move is "the latest in a long line of examples of excessive interference from Brussels, which only serve to undermine support for the EU among business leaders".

The letter has also been sent to Conservative leader David Cameron and Liberal Democrat leader Menzies Campbell.

The letter has been signed by:

Giles Thorley, chief executive, Punch Taverns;
Tim Martin, chairman, JD Wetherspoon;
Robert Neame, chairman, Shepherd Neame;
David Franks, chairman, Brokenfoot Inns;
Anthony Fuller, chairman, Fullers;
Peter Linacre, managing director, Massive Limited;
Peter Robinson, chairman, Frederic Robinson;
Simon Whitmore, founder, Butcombe Brewery;
Colin Wilde, commercial director, Tynemill.

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By Daniel Thomas

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