Sunday, 26 February 2012

Feeling liverish

Good news that the government are going to allow all pubs to open until 1 am on the Friday and Saturday of the Diamond Jubilee weekend, without having to go through the rigmarole of applying for a special licence. However, not everyone is happy:

Andrew Langford, chief executive of the British Liver Trust, said the charity did not want to "put a dampener" on a special and significant event, but said extending licensing hours for alcohol lent itself to some criticism.

He said: “It inadvertently sends out the message that in order to celebrate you need alcohol, which contradicts the governments responsible drinking aims.”
Just underlines what a bunch of joyless wowsers the anti-drink lobby are. Perhaps to really celebrate we should have closed the pubs all weekend and drank Her Majesty’s health in sarsaparilla.


  1. extending licensing hours for alcohol lent itself to some criticism

    It does if you're a miserable bastard.

  2. Pubs? That's so 20th century.

    Another bank holiday, another supermarket grog offer, happy days.

  3. This "sending the wrong message" phrase which we hear with increasing frequency is the most patronising garbage.

    Who the hell do they think they are?

    What's more to the point, who the hell do they think we are? Bloody children?

    Where do they find these pompous asses who pontificate from on high? Whatever, they need to be ejected from the ivory towers they choose to inhabit. They serve no useful purpose whatsoever.

  4. I'm a bit weary of hearing about all these non-existent "messages" that control freaks claim are sent out every time something they disapprove of happens.

    "Patronising" is correct - no one says, "Oh, the pubs are open until one. That must mean it's okay to go out and get pissed!"

    People will do that anyway if they want to, and won't if they don't.

  5. How many deaths are caused by having the pubs open for an extra two hours on two nights every time there is a Diamond Jubilee? Remember the previous one was in 1897.


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