Alf had never planned visiting Oldham. But if someone had invited him, and offered to pay the fare – well, he might have been tempted.
But no longer.
Not since learning that, under plans drawn up by Liberal Democrat-controlled Oldham Council, all 22 pubs in the town centre will have to comply with barmy new rules requiring customers to stand in queues to get a drink.
Apparently, the 2003 Licensing Act allows British police and trading standards officers to apply for variations in a pub licence if there is concern about drink-related violence and disorder.
And so –
Drinkers in pubs are to be told to stand in a queue and banned from ordering more than two drinks at a time at the bar.
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