|Darbyshire calls for clarity in a hung parliament|
|Written by Richard Siddle|
|Friday, 07 May 2010 11:51|
Peter Darbyshire, managing director of wine agency PLB, has added to the uncertainty surrounding the result of the General Election by saying it has left the drinks industry in limbo.
Darbyshire, who is the first leading wine trade figure to respond to the likelihood of a hung parliament following the election results so far, says in a statement
"This result confirms and prolongs the uncertainty that already exists for the drinks trade because we have no idea what financial provisions an interim government will make: we don't know if it will be pro or anti the drinks trade though we can all imagine that we will remain a tempting short-term revenue raising target for any government, coalition or otherwise. All the market wants is clarity because you can cope with pretty much anything as long as you know what you're coping with."