Following yesterday’s post about the new restrictions in Wales, there has been a furious backlash in some quarters about the hospitality ban on alcohol in pubs and restaurants from 6pm December 4th. First Minister Mark Drakeford has come under pressure from his own Labour backbenchers over his ban on the sale of alcohol in Welsh pubs. Welsh Conservative Senedd leader Paul Davies said many businesses will “not survive” the decision. Plaid Cymru leader Adam Price said it was a “mistake”, said the changes were “not comprehensible” and could damage public trust. Click source
In an open letter to the First Minister, Conwy’s Pub-Watch scheme has barred the first minister of Wales from entering all 100 pubs in West Conwy, following his puritanical decision to ban the sale of alcohol in all hospitality venues across wales, and impose a 6pm curfew on restaurants, bars, and pubs.
“As a result of your behaviour on November 30th 2020 at the Senedd Cymru your actions class as Antisocial behaviour for the damage caused to our members premises.”
The ban is set to last for at least 18 months, with Drakeford being warned “Should you attempt to ignore this notice and enter any of the licensed premises listed on our website the assistance of police will be sought, if necessary to eject you from the premises and an extra six months will be added to your ban.” click source
Earlier the boss of Brains Wales’ biggest brewery called the new alcohol rules “closure by stealth” and announced more than 100 managed pubs will be shut from Friday.