Dear Mr Cameron
The signatories of this petition are very proud of British beer and pubs. We urge the British government to do the following:
- Recognise the importance of Britain's national drink (beer) and showcase it at official government functions by offering it to guests at drinks receptions, and serving it during state dinners and other receptions as a superb match for food.
- Trade delegations to highlight British beer when they are overseas. Other countries celebrate their national drinks - France with wine, Scotland with whisky.
- Recognise British beer and pubs as a unique and priceless asset to the tourism industry. Visit Britain to make more of British beer and pubs when they market Britain overseas. Belgium, the Czech Republic, and Germany entice hundreds of thousands of visitors each year specifically because of the beer. Let's do the same for Britain.
- Recognise the significant value of beer to the domestic and export economy and take British beer and pubs seriously as a major element of Britain plc.
Britain is one of the leading brewing nations in the world and we have no reason to be shy of proclaiming something that British brewers excel at. Let's hear it for beer!
Beer is Britain's national drink enjoyed by millions of people in Britain's peerless pubs and in countless other places. Britain is one of the world's leading brewing nations so please join the campaign to celebrate this indisputable fact and encourage the British government to recognise the extraordinary contribution that British beer and pubs make to the economy, society and national pride.