In the Media

Voters reject late-night drink laws

PUBLISHED September 6, 2005

The public is overwhelmingly against government plans to let pubs and clubs open until the early morning, a Populus poll for The Times has found.

Voters oppose the licensing law changes by nearly two to one, with women more strongly opposed than men. But young people [~] the group most likely to take advantage of later opening hours [~] favour the proposals and do not believe that they will cause more disorder and binge drinking.