How much beer do you want to buy down the boozer?

The National Weights and Measures Laboratory (NWML) is proposing to introduce a two-thirds of a pint measure which would “increase the flexibility of the pub and brewing industries to innovate in the presentation of beer to consumers”.

The Consultation on Specified Food Quantities also wonders if “specified quantities for unwrapped bread should be deregulated to allow unwrapped bread to be sold in any size”.

As I am sure you can understand, these must be seriously pressing issues for the government. At this time of financial uncertainly I often find myself wondering if I should be drinking slightly less beer and buying unwrapped bread in many different sizes.