The Home Secretary Theresa May says the move is aimed at clamping down on the bargain basement booze offers which give deep discounts and lead to problem drinkers.
Ms May also claimed the plans would help to reclaim our town centres from drunken thugs. But she was keen to reassure drinkers that the price of a pint in your local will not be affected.
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