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Apr 06 2010

England Trying to Curb Its Own Alcoholism with New Laws

Published by at 2:00 pm under Oddly Enough

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Who would have thought that a promotion entitled “all-you-can-drink” would have negative results? That’s what England is learning the hard way, and why the government is cracking down on bars with UK alcohol-related destruction and medical costs in the billions each year.

Banned are things like drinking games and free booze for ladies, and also something called a “Dentist Chair” where alcohol is poured into the “patients’” mouth without any concern for volume. Also, kids under 18 will start to be ID’ed.

“Home Office minister Alan Campbell admitted new measures were necessary to combat the huge problems caused by the availability of cheap alcohol in bars and clubs.

The Government has been widely criticised for its lax attitude to binge drinking. Ministers predicted the introduction of 24-hour drinking in 2005 would create a relaxed, European-style ‘cafe culture’.”

God damn, is it just me or is England a pretty damn awesome place to drink? Well, at least it was until all these new laws go into affect, then they’ll just be boring as hell like us. Can’t all the citizens get together and vote on this, or is that not allowed in a monarchy?





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