It seems I was a little premature in my last post, saying that Broon was just repeating an old mantra. Well he was in some of it, but he proposes wider changes, though it is likely he'll be kicked out before it comes to that. The key is allowing councils to object to licences on a wholesale basis and shut whole areas down if they see fit. Hang on you say, "Don't councils decide licences in the first place?"
Indeed they do - that's why it's bonkers. The MA has the story here.
FAREHAM IN 40 - The nature of this blog is you get the warts and all of England, with and without pubs. I’m not saying Fareham is a wart on the Behind Of Hampshire, though...
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