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May 25, 2009

THE COLLAPSE OF GREAT BRITAIN (CONT'D)

Daily Mail, UK - Barriers similar to those used in banks and post offices will soon be used in pubs. Drinkers in pubs are to be told to stand in a queue and banned from ordering more than two drinks at a time at the bar. Rope barriers similar to those used in shops and post offices will be installed to keep customers in line.

The plan has been proposed following concern over disorder and violence in a town center's bars.

The two-drink limit is intended to curb binge-drinking and stop customers ordering large amounts of alcohol. In addition, customers would not be allowed to drink while queuing. . .

Under plans drawn up by Liberal Democrat-controlled Oldham Council, all 22 pubs in the town centre will have to comply with the new rules. . .

There was a furious response from industry leaders, who say the plan will lead to more pubs going out of business. . .

Jeff Smith, 64, a regular at the Hare And Hounds, said: 'I can't see Oldham lads standing patiently to wait their turn. It would cause even more trouble than there is already because there will always be someone trying to jump the queue.'

Lorraine Howard, 47, said: 'These people must never have been in a busy pub. Younger kids aren't going to wait like they would in the supermarket. And it's silly to limit the round. Lots of friends go out in large groups and one round can be ten or more drinks.'

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Apparently some dummards do not comprehend how nasty alkies can be when they don't get their fix at beer-thirty.

May 25, 2009 6:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Way to go Great Britain, make sure no one has fun and then wonder why everyone goes fucking crazy. What a jack ass country!

May 25, 2009 10:52 PM  

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