In this investigation,
Read Gornall's feature article here and follow the investigation's full story in this series of articles that explore the practices of the alcohol industry:
Journalist Jonathan Gornall interviews Katherine Brown, director of the UK's Institute of Alcohol Studies
Journalist Jonathan Gornall interviews Ian Gilmore, professor of medicine in Liverpool and leading campaigner for public health interventions, on alcohol
A timeline of events in the alcohol pricing saga
In an open letter, published in The Telegraph, senior doctors and health campaigners say that this new information “will fuel fears that big business is trumping public health concerns in Westminster.” They urge the government “to stop dancing to the tune of the drinks industry and prioritise public health.”
On 6 February 2014, the alcohol industry heads back to court in its latest attempt to overturn the introduction of minimum pricing in Scotland. The case is likely to end up in Europe and this is a process that could drag on for years. In this feature Jonathan Gornall investigates how the alcohol industry has tried to influence opinion in Scotland.
Carrying on from his investigation into the lobbying activities of the alcohol industry in the UK, Jonathan Gornall finds that the industry is using similar tactics to influence Europe’s alcohol policy. Read Gornall's feature.
Many people disagree with a minimum unit price for alcohol on grounds that are evidence based, writes Christopher Snowdon in response to this series by Jonathan Gornall.
In the forthcoming UK Budget, Chancellor George Osborne, once dubbed “beer drinker of the year” by the alcohol industry, should not relax the rules on alcohol duty that, in the absence of minimum unit pricing, reduce affordability and hence harm, says Katherine Brown in this personal view.