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.
The post-war pub - While WW II was still raging, plans were already being made for post-war reconstruction. Mostly, this was concerned with planning. For housing, industry...
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