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Correct me if Im wrong-but do the new licensing laws in the UK come into effect next week-which allow traders to sell alcohol at any time of the day or night?

If so what are everyone's views on these questions:

 

 

*Will it turn the UK into more of a nation of drunks and thugs?

 

*Is it simply long overdue that grown men and women have the right to decide for themselves when they want to buy alcohol-even if it is in the middle of the night?

 

*Will alcohol related violent crimes be on the increase?

 

*Will alcohol related illnesses be on the increase?

 

*On the drink driving front-will it mean more road accidents, more fatalities etc?

 

*Will City and Town Centres start resembling war zones at night, or will violent incidents decrease, now that a large number of people wont be kicked out of pubs at a certain closing time?

 

 

I personally think its about time that 24 hour drinking is allowed in the UK. Afterall why should we be diferent to every other country in the world. I can buy a drink in most foreign countries at 3am if I wanted to, so why should the UK be any different?

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The way I see it, the problem with most of the fights/problems in the evening is because of the closing time - people "rush" to drink their fill before they leave, so they get drunker faster, which turns them into complete idiots.

 

With no real closing time, it's up to the bar to kick people out, but it depends on whether they'll close or not - I can't believe that all bars will stay open 24 hours, but some of them will stay open MUCH later.

 

I'll give people more time to drink and spend time socialising, and hopefully it'll cut down on the amount of drunken issues at "closing time".

 

 

The drunk drivers drink at home, so having 24 hour licensing will change this little.

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How many pubs actually applied for the 24 hour license? Last I heard 95% of them hadn't bothered.

 

The big problem if you run a pub, is that you have to employ people to work there, and at 3 in the morning, you ain't gonna be making a profit. Plus many landlords actually live above their pubs, so a good nights sleep goes pretty much out of the window if you're open all hours.

 

I'm not against it, I can't really seeing it making any difference. It will only affect a minority of people.

 

The law they should really change, is the one which stops shops opening before 10:30am on Sundays. That really winds me up! Absolutly no reason whatsoever for that stupid stone age law!

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I doubt many (if any) pubs will open for 24 hours-except on special occasions like New Years Eve-but Im happy that they have the flexibility to open their doors whenever they like.

 

I think the people who will benefit the most from the new liensing laws are 24 hour facilities like the out of town supermarkets, and other convenience stores that stay open all night.

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Um, am I not right in saying that these drinking hours will only apply to England and Wales, where the licensing laws are already different?

 

If so, good, since it means we get to laugh up here if its a complete failure. Thing is I think the people who are against the hours don't realise that people are actually only physically capable of drinking so much, and that the only real change is that the people who come out of clubs completely ****ed won't all be coming out at the same time and that the taxi-cab fights will be less frequent etc.

 

It just means people won't have to start drinking so ridiculously early if you ask me and I think the only thing it might affect is people going into work after a night out that lasts til 6am or something, but otherwise after living in a country with relaxed hours and applying the Scottish binge culture out there along with other fellow bingers from Norway, Ireland and the like, I can't see how it won't work. It worked for us.

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Being honest the only way this'll really affect me is if i go drinking in pubs. When im out in clubs and they stop serving generally ive stopped drinking at least 2 hours before, i ll drink in bars pre club but by and large i dont drink when im in the clubs. Mainly because im already wasted.
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You just KNEW I'd have something to say, and naturally, I'm against it. I expect this will increase a number of things, including things like alcohol-addiction and alcohol-related illnesses.

 

On the plus side, if all the drunk idiots are inside pubs, it means they're not damaging anywhere outside of them. And it's not as if it affects me one way or the other, I have Pepsi Max to drink.

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Thats because you're an outlaw from the olde west, back in your day Fill alcohol was known as moonshine and rotgut.

 

Oooh yes.

Damn woman, I can't rep you again because I've already done so today.

 

Stop being so damn funny. :D

 

 

 

Actually, the real reason that Nic can drink in pubs is because she has the big boobies, so the bar staff don't care what age she is. :D

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