Magistrates to license pubs not councils

As the last government did nothing to help Pubs and there is no glimmer of this one doing anything could we please revert back to the Magistrates Courts for licence extensions. We use to be able to go to court and get a licence for the next day but since it was Blairised we now have to give 10 working days notice which means we loose even more business. I note that licenses have just been issued to some pouns shops to sell beer and wine for 1.00 a pint, thats going to be helpful to pubs and all the associated crime that goes with cheap alcohol
 

Why does this idea matter?

Pubs need some help to stay in business from somewhere, the last government and Mandleson sat by and watched 6 a week closing in the UK, when the new VAT rate hits there will probably be 10 a week closing.

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