In a surprising move, Paul Flowers has been appointed Chairman of the Co-op's brewing division, amid an outcry about his apparent lack of qualifications for such a role. A celebratory drinks party he organised in the brewery turned into a dismal flop when guests discovered that no drink had been laid on. The event went further awry when police raided the brewery in search of illegal substances.
Despite this unpromising start, Flowers is determined to make a success of his new appointment. "People think I know nothing about beer making. I'll prove them wrong. Wait until you see the type of grape I'll be using to make it from."