Your other correspondent, D. B. Whitehouse, asks why we shouldn't buy British beer in Calais. I can think of several reasons. First, because while it would benefit the French treasury it will cost British taxpayers dear. Second, because it is taking business from British off-licences and other stores. Third and most important, because it is closing pubs, the traditional place where the British have consumed their ale for centuries (and a big employer, taxpayer and tourist attraction to boot).
Finally, because it's absurd. Taking beer to France and back before drinking it is worthy of Lewis Carroll.
Parliamentary Beer Club
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