July 16, 2002
Grumpy Hour is still permissible

This is going to be grist for someone's mill, I just know it:

BRUSSELS killjoys want to wipe the smiles off drinkersí faces by BANNING pub happy hours.

Euro MPs will vote next month on outlawing the practice of cutting booze prices for an hour or two to attract punters.

Scandinavian socialists in the European Parliament claim big pub firms lose money on happy hours simply to crush rival bars that canít afford discounts.

They also say happy hours encourage irresponsible drinking.

Via my still-blogless buddy Drew.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on July 16, 2002 to Around the world