Excuse me Mr President…

by | Jul 31, 2020 | Uncategorized

I need to say upfront that I’m a partner in a business that sells alcoholic drinks. Gin mostly, but we do – sorry did – a bit of everything. Of course, I’m aware that there are many other industries and entrepreneurs in the same boat; other businesses that, prior to lockdown, also had businesses with exciting prospects. Ours had grown from a start-up that I ran from my parent’s dining room table (thanks mom) to a business of 70 people and plans to take over the world.

But I’m not writing today only as someone who’s livelihood, and those of the 70 people who have entrusted their careers with us, depends on our ability to sell our wares. I’m also writing as a citizen, increasingly confused by what our government is hoping to achieve with the alcohol moratorium they have in place…