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An early contender for man of the year.

Step forward David Amess, MP for Southend West, although historically associated with Basildon

"Mr. Amess: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will freeze beer duty; and if he will make a statement". (From Hansard)

Alas the answer gives no succour:

"Angela Eagle: As with all tax policy decisions, we will be monitoring the impact of alcohol duty increases on a range of factors, including retail outlets.



Still, full marks for trying, and a round of applause for Mr Amess engaging in this good work. He's also sound on Israel.

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