Blog: Olly WehringWe want you Absolut-ly dry – Swedish MPs

Olly Wehring | 7 March 2008

Any decision over the future of Vin & Sprit will require a level and - according to a group of Swedish MPs - a sober head, it seems.

A group of 14 teetotal MPs in the country have called for an end to the presence of alcohol at official parliamentary functions.

"We want (official functions in parliament) to be alcohol-free by default," Egon Frid, a member of the opposition Left Party and the head of a group of 14 teetotal MPs, told Agence France Presse this week.

"I see that some people have a hard time fulfilling their duties as deputies with all the alcohol that is available," Frid said.

The sale of the state-owned drinks company, which owns the Absolut vodka brand, is set to complete by the end of June. If I were Fortune Brands, Pernod Ricard or Bacardi, I’d take a close look at the state of the announcer’s eyes.


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