Now Brown plans new tax on pub quizzes (Sunday Mail 14/10/07)

Could this be the final death knell to the British Pub?
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Most of the pubs I know including my own local only run a quiz to make it a viable pub. They also run pool and darts teams for the same reason.
Certain nights at the start of the week (Monday to Wednesday) without these they would only have one or two customers.
If this is true I fear for the long term future of my local.
Quiz nights may fill the pub but they are not entirely profitable. Sometimes you get student teams or people that do not normally come to the pub. Sometimes people in those teams nurse a coke for a couple of hours.
It does however get them out of the front rooms and into their local pub.
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Ade
In message , Ade wrote >Could this be the final death knell to the British Pub?
The link is to a story in the Daily Mail - so it contains no truth what so ever.
The clue to the whole article may be "Tory spokesman Mr Pickles said:"
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Alan
> Could this be the final death knell to the British Pub? > >
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^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Probably not.
You can make your own Daily Mail story here:
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Now, WILL KEN LIVINGSTONE DEFRAUD YOUR DAUGHTERS? COULD THE GERMANS IMPREGNATE BRITAIN'S SWANS? -- Arthur Figgis Surrey, UK
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Arthur Figgis
> > Could this be the final death knell to the British Pub? > > >
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... > > ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ > Probably not. > > You can make your own Daily Mail story here:
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/ > > Now, > WILL KEN LIVINGSTONE DEFRAUD YOUR DAUGHTERS? > COULD THE GERMANS IMPREGNATE BRITAIN'S SWANS? > -- > Arthur Figgis Surrey, UK
I kid you not, but one of the comments on the trade paper, Morning Advertiser's website about this was "Even the Telegraph covered the story; so perhaps there is a liitle more truth behind it." - priceless!
Anyway, after yesterdays shocker headlines, TheMA now heads a story "No Pub Quiz Tax" - "ratings expert David Morgan of Cookseys DMP said the story was simply "scaremongering . . . This is nothing new at all. It's nonsense. It has always been the case that a referencing officer can go into a pub and check what is going on to see if it matches the trading profile given by the pub. It is standard procedure." & "Chris Tattersall of Sheffield-based chartered surveyors Lawrence Tattersall added: "It's a complete red herring. They've got hold of the wrong end of the stick."
Still, it was exciting while it lasted, eh? cheers MikeMcG
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MikeMcG
> > Could this be the final death knell to the British Pub? > > >
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... > > ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ > Probably not. > > You can make your own Daily Mail story here:
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/ > > Now, > WILL KEN LIVINGSTONE DEFRAUD YOUR DAUGHTERS? > COULD THE GERMANS IMPREGNATE BRITAIN'S SWANS? > -- > Arthur Figgis Surrey, UK
thanks for that Arthur - I particularly enjoyed "WILL SINGLE MOTHERS GIVE FARMERS CANCER?" & "DO THE FRENCH GIVE THE MEMORY OF DIANA CANCER?" cheers MikeMcG
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MikeMcG
> In message , Ade > wrote > >> Could this be the final death knell to the British Pub? > > > The link is to a story in the Daily Mail - so it contains no truth what > so ever.
It was printed in lots of other papers this morning.
Being an extract from a government paper released on the eve of the Parliament recess for the summer, I could well believe it. Labour spins like Labour spins. With apologies to that old song that London Swings.
Dave
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