David Cameron last night backed the broad thrust of the government's controversial move to lengthen pub opening hours and defended his links with the drinks industry in a combative interview with Jeremy Paxman.
While Conservatives have attacked the reforms as dangerous and unpopular, warning that they will encourage binge drinking and antisocial behaviour, the leadership favourite told BBC2's Newsnight that it was not sensible to close every pub at the same time.
Friday, November 18, 2005
Cameron backs licensing changes
I knew Cameron wouldn't let me down!