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.
IPA! - I have been arsed and there is now a paperback version of my little book on IPA in WW II. It's not the longest of my books by any means, at just 69 page...
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