Nosemonkey's EUtopia

In search of a European identity

London, tomorrow:

5,200 extensions to pub/bar licenses approved in London, taking effect from midnight tonight. Of this, I generally approve – the 11pm closing being a prime example about how silly legislation can end up staying on the statute books far longer than necessary (it was only put in place to help the war effort 90 years ago, after all), and thus why governments – especially the current government – shouldn’t be hasty to instigate new laws. But are the emergency services going to get the additional support and funding they will need to cope with the concurrent, inevitable rise in drunk people collapsing and/or beating each other up? Yeah… Right…