Blog: Chris Brook-CarterThe British - Not 24-hour party people after all?

Chris Brook-Carter | 18 March 2005

The media hysteria surrounding the pending licensing changes in the UK may have been headed off at the pass.

A report on the BBC’s website today (18 March) said that only a handful of pubs in England and Wales have so far applied to extend their opening hours ahead of the new laws in November.

Not one bar in the UK has applied for 24-hour opening.

With only six pubs in London’s City of Westminster applying for licence extensions, and none at all in Liverpool and Manchester, the moral guardians amongst the UK press must be delighted.

Unless, of course, pubs and bars weren’t particularly keen on opening all day every day in the first place. Perish the thought…


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