Saving London's Pubs

Mar 12, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Londonist

A new report from London's Conservative Assembly Members looks at the state of the capital's pubs , and comes up with ideas for how to save them.

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“go fly kites ”

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Would suggest making dining/family areas separate from drinking/music areas; and bringing back in a smoking room (inside).

“The Three Legged Man”

Since: Jul 11

London, UK

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Mar 13, 2013
 
Level out the duty between pubs and supermarkets. The difference is just absurd, completely unfair, and it's killing pubs that have been community hubs for generations.
Giggs

Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK

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Mar 13, 2013
 
I remember being able to go to the pub and smoke but I prefer it now.

I myself smoke. But I prefer to go outside to have one.

The smoke in pubs used to irritate my eyes and make me cough.
I can read

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Mr Tripod wrote:
Level out the duty between pubs and supermarkets. The difference is just absurd, completely unfair, and it's killing pubs that have been community hubs for generations.
Don't supermarkets and pubs play the same tax on beer?

“The Three Legged Man”

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Mar 13, 2013
 
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Don't supermarkets and pubs play the same tax on beer?
Apparently not. The difference in price is incredible.
rio

Bromley, UK

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Mar 13, 2013
 
Less pubs and more alcohol-free establishments, more vegetarian restaurants, more yoga places, more gyms; that what we need.

And a total ban on tobacoo too!!
Krypteia

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Mar 13, 2013
 
rio wrote:
Less pubs and more alcohol-free establishments, more vegetarian restaurants, more yoga places, more gyms; that what we need.
And a total ban on tobacoo too!!
Glad I don't live in your world..
rio

Bromley, UK

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Mar 13, 2013
 
Krypteia wrote:
<quoted text>Glad I don't live in your world..
We need to live healthy and kick bad habits.

Smoking and alcoholism cost us a fortune in medical care.
Why should the NHS spend so much money on people who don't look after their health?

Make smokers and drinkers pay for their health care and tax booze and tobacco to make them unattractive.

“The Three Legged Man”

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rio wrote:
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We need to live healthy and kick bad habits.
Smoking and alcoholism cost us a fortune in medical care.
Why should the NHS spend so much money on people who don't look after their health?
Make smokers and drinkers pay for their health care and tax booze and tobacco to make them unattractive.
Nanny state nonsense.

What next? A ban on fry ups?
Philagain

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Mar 13, 2013
 
rio wrote:
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We need to live healthy and kick bad habits.
Smoking and alcoholism cost us a fortune in medical care.
Why should the NHS spend so much money on people who don't look after their health?
Make smokers and drinkers pay for their health care and tax booze and tobacco to make them unattractive.
But smokers and drinkers are square with the house if they are paying taxes on those items, so do you want them to be further taxes AS WELL as pay their own medical care?
Krypteia

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Mar 13, 2013
 
rio wrote:
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We need to live healthy and kick bad habits.
Smoking and alcoholism cost us a fortune in medical care.
Why should the NHS spend so much money on people who don't look after their health?
Make smokers and drinkers pay for their health care and tax booze and tobacco to make them unattractive.
You want to see the amount of tax smokers pay and what they get back in health care,and if everyone gave up what they going to tax to get that revenue from,the air we breath I expect.
rio

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Mar 13, 2013
 
Mr Tripod wrote:
<quoted text>Nanny state nonsense.
What next? A ban on fry ups?
Yes, that as well.

We should start examining the content of that cooking oil as well; not very healthy at all!
rio

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Mar 13, 2013
 
Philagain wrote:
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But smokers and drinkers are square with the house if they are paying taxes on those items, so do you want them to be further taxes AS WELL as pay their own medical care?
Smokers and drinkers should be made to pay more contribution to the NHS!
sane

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Mar 13, 2013
 
rio wrote:
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Smokers and drinkers should be made to pay more contribution to the NHS!
what about drug addicts,how would you make them pay for their self inflicted illnesses?

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