Why can't Welsh pubs open late for World Cup? - Monmouth MP

South Wales Argus: ANGRY: Monmouth MP David Davies says it is unfair that Welsh pubs will not be allowed to open late for the World Cup ANGRY: Monmouth MP David Davies says it is unfair that Welsh pubs will not be allowed to open late for the World Cup

MONMOUTH MP David Davies has reacted angrily to news that Welsh pubs will not be allowed to stay open late during this summer’s World Cup.

The UK Government recently announced it would let pubs carry on serving until 1am during England’s late night matches from Brazil.

But the automatic licensing extension will apply just to England, which is the only home nation to have a team in the tournament.

Welsh pubs will either have to close as normal or apply for temporary event notices.

Scotland has its own licensing laws.

Mr Davies described the situation as “outrageously unfair”, both to English people living in Wales and Welsh publicans, and has written to the Home Secretary Theresa May to request a change.

He said: “While Wales will sadly not be represented in Brazil, we are still part of the UK and there remains a great deal of interest in one of the world’s biggest sporting events.

“Many Welsh drinkers, especially in border towns such as Monmouth and Chepstow, will want to watch England’s matches and it seems outrageously unfair that they will be unable to do so.

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5:19pm Fri 18 Apr 14

jimmysmith says...

the sooner this man and his party are history the better
the sooner this man and his party are history the better jimmysmith
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3:23pm Sat 19 Apr 14

Petrus Barba says...

jimmysmith wrote:
the sooner this man and his party are history the better
I agree about the party, but not about our MP, who usually talks a lot of sense. He would make a fine UKIP MP!
[quote][p][bold]jimmysmith[/bold] wrote: the sooner this man and his party are history the better[/p][/quote]I agree about the party, but not about our MP, who usually talks a lot of sense. He would make a fine UKIP MP! Petrus Barba
  • Score: 2

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