Sunday, 30 May 2010

Dwile Flonking, Aunt Sally & Lets Close Down Another Pub!

Not played Dwile Flonking? And you won't if you live in Norfolk, as the council won't let you!

If new laws introduced in April banning drinking games, including time limit, all-you-can-drink offers, free alcohol prizes and binge drinking promotions are upheld then that is Aunt Sally (an Oxfordshire 'sport') gone too! 

So the pub trade get hit by the implementation of yet another 'law' which seems designed purely to remove another reason for us to visit a pub. One wonders how long it will be before some jobsworth from West Oxfordshire District Council decides to instigate an uprising amongst the locals?

From the Norfolk example do note how, in bureaucratese, 'banning' becomes 'alerting (someone) to the law change so the rules could be then be adapted satisfactorily'. Also, presumably, Norfolk council officials have so much time on their hands that they can surf the internet looking for events which require their 'guidance' - a practice no doubt replicated in other public bodies.

H/T: AmbushPredator for pointing me to Norfolk


Dick Puddlecote said...

Isn't the post-Labour world a bloody miserable place?

They may as well have banned happy as well as 'happy hour'.

Witterings From Witney said...

One can only recall the words of Woolfie Smith and hope it happens! Migh need a revolution or two though - with a bit of luck!