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Sunday, October 30, 2005

Time Gentlemen Please!!

It used to ever so civilised in Britain with drinking! Pubs closed on time and the landlord, or in a lot of cases the landlady!, knew how to keep order. It might have been a bit of a bore going home at 10.30 but at least it was reasonably safe and sound. Not anymore in quite a few places. Binge drinking has seen to that!

Instead of sensibly addressing the problem, by giving flexibility on late opening extensions and by curtailing the yobs by locking them up, this government comes up with the idea of 24-hour opening, on the spot fines at ATMs, and banning drinking on trains!! They must have had two disparate focus groups overdoing it on the practical tests! Because they are definitely at sixes and sevens on all this.

It never ceases to amaze me that New Labour either wants to ban everything they can't fix or cause havoc by introducing half-baked policies that nobody has really thought through. This latest wheeze of banning drinking on trains. It's a case of the innocent suffering for the unconvicted guilty! Well, I think Richard Branson should tell our PM exactly what that would do to the profitability of long distance train travel in this country!

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/4389598.stm


3 comments:

Disasters in the Internet Age
On Sept. 15, through a private Web site called LATalk.org, Ruby pleaded for help.
Just like so many Americans my friend loves the clubs and pop r & b lyrics so he went ahead and built an awesome website about pop r & b lyrics. When he's in high spirit he goes to the site and start reciting all his favorite pop r & b lyrics. Says it's good for the heart. Guess what? I gave it a shot and it works great!

I'm not sure if this is about binge drinking!?!

You really need to turn on word verification - do you wnat me to talk you through it?

I think the new proposals will help. I think binge drinking is a product of inflexible drinking hours meaning people drink hard and fast to make sure they're pissed before closing time.

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