And we all know how having a small sherry before tripping over a kerbstone magically logs you as having had ‘a drink related incident’, don’t we?
Sainsbury’s had an application to sell alcohol from 8am-11pm at its store at 91-93 St John Street refused last April. Residents complained of revellers “pre-loading” with cheaper alcohol from shops before attending nearby nightclubs in Clerkenwell.
A Sainsbury’s spokesman said: “Naturally we are disappointed with the decision of Islington Council. Sainsbury’s is committed to being a responsible retailer and the overwhelming amount of alcohol purchased in our stores is consumed by customers at home.”
Don’t try to reason with these people – they are immune to that!
Janet Burgess, Islington’s executive member for health and wellbeing, said: “The night-time economy is important to Islington but excessive alcohol consumption can have repercussions for the wellbeing of the wider community and we have to strike a balance.
“Our database tool links public health with licensing objectives, helping us to protect our communities from harm.”
Who’s going to protect us from people like you?