Mudcat Café message #866975 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #55657   Message #866975
Posted By: Liz the Squeak
14-Jan-03 - 06:15 PM
Thread Name: PEL: First Lord's defeat of the bill
Subject: RE: PEL: First Lord's defeat of the bill
"Televised Sporting Events: The televising of live sporting events, generally upon large screen televisions, within licensed premises is a further matter of concern. Very often such events, usually football matches, are accompanied by drinks promotions, they attract large crowds and are quite frequently the source of disorder. We note that the televising of such events does not fall within the definition of entertainment"

How true...

How many pubs were given special licences to open and serve alcohol at 7.30 AM when England were in the world cup? And how many workers got so drunk they couldn't go to work?? How many arrests for Drunk and Disorderly (I believe it's just disorderly conduct now) were there that month???

How many folk festivals have you been to where the beer tent opened before the first concert?