Open letter to Rishi Sunak from award-winning publican Paul Crossman, Chair of the Campaign for Pubs 20th February 2021
Open Letter to Rishi Sunak: The Need for More Support and a Real Rescue Plan for UK Pubs
I am writing to you in my dual capacity as Chair of the Campaign for Pubs and as the licensee of three community pubs in York to impress upon you the absolutely desperate situation now faced by thousands of pubs and publicans across the nation.
I have just watched, with absolute dismay, your online chat with Gordon Ramsay which has led me to the conclusion that you are either in such a political bubble that you actually do not realise how bad things are for our hospitality businesses, or more worryingly still (and in truth more likely) that you do understand the extent of the catastrophe that is unfolding for pubs and hospitality everywhere, but simply do not intend to take the further measures that are clearly necessary to stop it. That is why I have opted to make this an open letter…
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