Even Winston Smith's Britain, impoverished and brutalized though it was, had pubs. George Orwell, peering into a distopic future he feared could only too easily come to pass, never dreamt of a publess future.
Well, dream on. The neighborhood pub's become an endangered species. The linked telescreen report cites a variety of reasons (most of them stem from various sorts meddling by the Servants Of The People) -- and mentions calls for the Government to bail 'em out. Glass of Victory gin, anyone?
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