The UK licensing of non-stop drinking has, according to Government figures, not caused any increase in drunken loutish behaviour.
If you believe that, you will believe anything.
One police blog gives the truth - that police officers in places are being told by their superiors not to arrest louts for drunken behaviour which breaks the Public Order Act because it is counted as violent crime and this then puts the police force in that area up over its target for violent crime figures, thereby giving the lie to to the official figures about drunken behaviour and crime.
Heaven forbid that accurate statistics could ever be welcomed by the Government.....
For the full article, I recommend you go here