"Police braced for new year meltdown" - lead article in LONDON TIMES, 12/18/1999

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"RECORD numbers of police are being ordered on the streets of Britain for the first hours of the new millennium..."


-- Jack (jsprat@eld.~net), December 18, 1999


Hi, What do you expect with the bars open for a straight 36 hours ????

-- Chris (griffen@globalnet.co.uk), December 18, 1999.

36 hours?! Anyone know if I can still catch a flight?!


-- Hokie (nn@va.com), December 18, 1999.

I can't see what difference it will make. They can buy alcohol and have it in their homes. They don't NEED to get their booze in a pub. When I was a kid in England they sold beer at the offlicense. Now they sell it in corner stores. Why does the pub being open make a difference?

-- Kath (wingy@sprint.ca), December 18, 1999.


To a Brit like me the pub is a religion - it is our temple, our place of worship... Yes you can have a few bevvies at home but it's not the same as meeting your mates down the pub andgetting slaughtered is it?


BTW All pubs in the UK are shtting down at the latest at 8pm on New Years' Evil... too expensive to pay staff allegedly...

shocling, quite shocking - Millennium Madness I call it...

-- Andy (2000EOD@prodigy.net), December 18, 1999.

Kath: Do you like to mudwrestle?

-- King of Spain (madrid@aol.cum), December 18, 1999.

Andy: Do you like to wrestle in blood pudding?

-- Maggie Thatcher (10@Downing.Street), December 19, 1999.

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