Friday, 28 August 2009

Fancy a drink - think again.

Next stop - prohibition. The Wee Frees at the Pretendy Parliament are after your wee hauf.

From the Edinburgh Evening News

BAR staff in Edinburgh have been banned from asking customers if they would like the "same again" – and told to offer a glass of water instead.
The move, which was today branded "ludicrous", has been introduced as part of the Licensing (Scotland) Act which comes into force next week, aimed at tackling binge drinking.

Go on, read it again. You're probably not drunk. But it gets better. The Plastic Politicians of Holyrood have more for you -

Some publicans say they have even been told to keep a note of how much each individual customer had consumed.

I suppose pub crawls down Rose Street are pretty much an endangered species now. Unless we have "Water Bars" set up between the pubs.

When are we going to wise up to the fact that Holyrood is stuffed full of third rate councillors who are never happier than when they're banning something?

Incidentally, I've been told that that overblown talking shop has got about 15 years more useful life in it. An architect involved in the construction reckons that the cracks are already showing. The trouble is, it's a work of art not a working building. It was designed as an art installation, a monument for Dewar.

I wonder how much the next one will cost?


  1. Have you read the comments about it on the post I did the other day Alan? I expect you have.

    A monument(al) disaster it is.

  2. I read your post before all the comments. It certainly divides opinion. I did vote btw.

  3. At my work, (a supermarket), in order to comply with the new laws, all 'non beverage' items must be taken away from the booze aisle. Lemon Slices, bottle bags, cork screws etc. It's madness.

  4. Hmmmm. Sounds like the beginning of what I've been predicting for a long time! Look out for even more "Scientific" reports on other new diseases that alcohol can cause in the future.

  5. The benefits of drink are being suppressed.


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