19 November 1999
French wine poured down drain

FARMERS poured Beaujolais Nouveau down the drain in London yesterday as part of a nationwide protest against Frances reluctance to end its ban on British beef.

Ben Gill, president of the National Farmers Union of England and Wales, was among those who took part.

The “British Beef and Beer Day” protest was timed to disrupt the annual Beaujolais Nouveau festival to launch the years wine in Britain.