August 27, 2006

TWO-FER (via Tom Morin):

Publicans smoulder as smoke ban hits drink sales (David Lister, 8/24/06, Times of London)

PUBLICANS in Scotland are demanding millions of pounds in compensation after their trade association published figures yesterday suggesting that alcohol sales in pubs, hotels and restaurants had dropped by 11 per cent since the smoking ban.

However, Andy Kerr, the Scottish Executive’s Health Minister, immediately challenged the survey’s findings. He said: “I have not met a single person who wants to turn the clock back and reintroduce smoking in restaurants and pubs. Indeed, feedback to me has been quite the opposite.”

Posted by Orrin Judd at August 27, 2006 10:32 AM
Comments

At least the publicans get into Heaven along with the harlots and ahead of the scribes and Pharisees. Mt. 21:31

Posted by: Lou Gots at August 28, 2006 3:15 PM
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