(see one story here about the liquor industry allegedly not wanting tax already taken back!!!
I'll believe that when I see it).
The issue about "alcopops" is not just and/or only about how alcohol products might be taxed, but also about whether we are the sort of society that wants to make the 'acquired taste' more readily and easily 'acquired' by those who presently have no stomach for it and who by and large are young, immature and at risk.
This is just bizarre. Why would you actually want to encourage those who don't like the taste of alcohol (basically because their palates are too immature) to start drinking by making it available in disguise.
Fielding is right on one level to say that the issue is bigger than alcopops but not taking this small step will not actually address that larger issue.