MP urges to close loophole

MP urges to close loophole

MP urges to close loophole

First published in News

An MP and Government minister wants to close a loophole that allowed a pub to open at a motorway service site.

A JD Wetherspoon was able to open earlier this year at the M40 Beaconsfield services.

Lewes MP Norman Baker said the service station pub was in danger of implying that drinking and driving was “any way acceptable”.

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9:40am Tue 26 Aug 14

Can this be says...

Why do so many petrol stations in our towns sell alcoholic drinks? Perhaps Norman Baker could do something about that.
Why do so many petrol stations in our towns sell alcoholic drinks? Perhaps Norman Baker could do something about that. Can this be
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11:55am Tue 26 Aug 14

notslimjim says...

So passengers also have to pass the breath-test, Mr Baker?

You are a buffoon of the highest order.
So passengers also have to pass the breath-test, Mr Baker? You are a buffoon of the highest order. notslimjim
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12:50pm Tue 26 Aug 14

thevoiceoftruth says...

Can this be wrote:
Why do so many petrol stations in our towns sell alcoholic drinks? Perhaps Norman Baker could do something about that.
In villages the local petrol station is also the local shop. Often if there is a shop in the village, it doesn't open in the evening. Banning alcohol sales in petrol stations would not be a popular move.
[quote][p][bold]Can this be[/bold] wrote: Why do so many petrol stations in our towns sell alcoholic drinks? Perhaps Norman Baker could do something about that.[/p][/quote]In villages the local petrol station is also the local shop. Often if there is a shop in the village, it doesn't open in the evening. Banning alcohol sales in petrol stations would not be a popular move. thevoiceoftruth
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12:52pm Tue 26 Aug 14

NickBrt says...

Would he prefer they open a cannabis coffee house instead?
Would he prefer they open a cannabis coffee house instead? NickBrt
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4:42pm Tue 26 Aug 14

ok,jared says...

Someone should tell Baker that there are already thousands of roadside pubs in the UK.
Someone should tell Baker that there are already thousands of roadside pubs in the UK. ok,jared
  • Score: 0
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