"People, including Government Ministers, keep saying we need to move to some kind of continental cafe culture in this country when what we really need is to support traditional pub culture.You will often find Greg in his local, the Minister and Aardvark.
"Real community pubs, where people meet to socialise with friends and neighbours, provide an environment in which people can and do enjoy alcohol responsibly.
"If there was more emphasis on this genuine pub culture in this country, we would not have many of the problems associated with excessive drinking."
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Greg Mulholland: Save local pubs
The Lib Dem MP for Leeds North West is quoted in the Bradford Telegraph & Argus regretting the closure of community pubs and talking good sense: