UK Weighs Limits on 'Binge Bars'

Brown calls time on drink promotions in effort to reduce rowdiness
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted May 13, 2009 8:58 AM CDT
The British government is rolling out a tough mandatory code to curb cheap booze promotions and the associated bad behavior.   (©Phillie Casablanca)
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(Newser) – British pubs that offer "all you can drink" promotions may soon find themselves banned from serving alcohol under tough new measures to curb binge drinking, the Independent reports. Gordon Brown declined to introduce a minimum drink price as some activists had called for, but the PM promised that the crackdown on promotions would help reduce the number of rowdy drunks plaguing city centers.