“Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm” —James Madison
Thursday, November 24, 2005
Calling time on last orders
A momentous day for drinkers in England and Wales -- the restrictions on pub opening hours imposed during the first world war are finally swept away! The Guardian has an interview with an extremely sensible chap on the hysteria from the media and Tory party during the run-up to this long overdue reform:
"Turn the nation into alcoholics? It's a load of old bollocks," said one regular.