Why Britain's Laws
Are Being Changed To Allow 24-Hour Drinking
England's drinking laws are being revised to fit in with
drinking laws throughout Europe.
The changes are producing huge problems
and there is much opposition to the introduction of 24 hour drinking (even the
Labour Government doesn't seem keen on its own new laws) but the changes will
continue so that there is continuity among EU regions.
The problems are
developing because England's drinking hours have been restricted for years.
Because of the restrictions, many drinkers have got into the habit of binge
drinking - trying to drink as much alcohol as they can before the pub or club
Newspapers and magazines have made heroes and heroines out of
In France and other European countries, where cafes have
been able to serve alcohol around the clock for many years, there is no culture
of binge drinking.
Attempting to impose French regulations on English
drinking will prove (literally) fatal.
Given the opportunity to drink
alcohol for 24 hours a day, English drinkers will simply binge all day and
This is yet another example of the EU failing to understand the
importance of national differences and the impracticality and danger of imposing
standard regulations on non-standard cultures.
5th September 2005
Taken from The Truth They Won't Tell You (And Don't Want You To
Know) About The EU', by Vernon Coleman, published by Blue Books at £9.99,
Copyright Vernon Coleman 2005