Now that Nanny has allowed pubs to open beyond 11pm, for the first time since the First World War, has anyone noticed any difference?
Have England and Wales (note they have had late licensing in Scotland for years) been torn apart by drunken rampaging gangs?
As I look out of my window today, I see no evidence of the total breakdown of civilisation that was predicted by the doom-mongers.
By the way, there is a very real threat to our drinking liberties; it comes from Systembolaget in Sweden.
Systembolaget is the state run alcohol monopoly, you can only buy booze in Sweden through their stores. They are designed to cut down your right to choose when and what you drink; by only opening between 9:00am and 5:00pm on working days, and a few hours on Saturday.
I lived in Sweden for 5 years, believe me Systembolaget is awful.
They feel that their monopoly is threatened by the fact that Swedes can now go abroad, and buy cheap booze (welcome to a free market economy!); therefore they have put together this little film Systembolaget.