November 24, 2005

Britain joins civilisation

British pubs and clubs will be able from today to get 24 hour licences to stay open and serve the thirsty public.
About time.
Apart from the restrictions on the hours you can go for a drink in Britain - in Belgium it has long been normal for pubs to be open in the morning and they hardly ever shut until the last punter has gone - I find it odd there is a need to have a licence to sell alcohol. One doesn't need a licence to sell packets of cigarettes and that drug is far deadlier than your average pint of your favourite tipple, so why the double standards?

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