COMMENT: A welcome boost for the pub trade

Oxford Mail: COMMENT: A welcome boost for the pub trade COMMENT: A welcome boost for the pub trade

THE U-turn by the Government over recognising that pubs should be allowed to open later for England’s World Cup matches is sensible.

The tournament is a massive part of public life every four years and to have prevented the usual coming together in pubs and bars across the land would have left a bitter taste in the mouth.

It is also a massive income raiser for the licensed trade and pubs are having a hard enough time without depriving them of this boost.

After all, most of our pubs are far more reasonable in their charging of football fans than the fleecing they face if they want to stump up £90 for the England replica shirt.

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12:32pm Wed 2 Apr 14

Andrew:Oxford says...

What about the people who are supporting the Home Nations during the Commonwealth games later in the year?
What about the people who are supporting the Home Nations during the Commonwealth games later in the year? Andrew:Oxford
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12:38pm Wed 2 Apr 14

HomerSimpsonDoh says...

Are the commonweatlh games on late at night????
Are the commonweatlh games on late at night???? HomerSimpsonDoh
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3:02pm Wed 2 Apr 14

King Joke says...

Maybe once they're independent Alex Salmond will move Scotland to another time zone?
Maybe once they're independent Alex Salmond will move Scotland to another time zone? King Joke
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4:04pm Wed 2 Apr 14

The New Private Eye says...

We already have 24 hour licensing so Davey Boy is giving us nothing. The only thing that will save "local pubs" is to allow them smoking areas. But I fear it is too late because all we have at the moment are Greedy King clones, Wetherspoons chav holdouts, and Gastro (pub) monstrosities. I fear that The English Pub has been destroyed and consigned to history.
We already have 24 hour licensing so Davey Boy is giving us nothing. The only thing that will save "local pubs" is to allow them smoking areas. But I fear it is too late because all we have at the moment are Greedy King clones, Wetherspoons chav holdouts, and Gastro (pub) monstrosities. I fear that The English Pub has been destroyed and consigned to history. The New Private Eye
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5:23pm Wed 2 Apr 14

King Joke says...

We have nothing like 24-hour drinking. The proposal was watered down so much by campaigns by the Daily Mail and others that most pubs only open an hour or two after 2300.

This does nothing to address the aggro involved in throwing people out of pubs at arbitrary times, and then funnelling them into a small number of late bars.
We have nothing like 24-hour drinking. The proposal was watered down so much by campaigns by the Daily Mail and others that most pubs only open an hour or two after 2300. This does nothing to address the aggro involved in throwing people out of pubs at arbitrary times, and then funnelling them into a small number of late bars. King Joke
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