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The inevitable comes knocking

Some time back I averred that pub patio heaters would end up in the sights of the Joy Police (thought it was on the blog, but I cannot find the evidence), and lo and behold this is what is coming to pass on the other side of the Rhine:

"The heaters, known as Heizpilze in German, became hugely popular in trendy bars and restaurants, particularly after the smoking ban took effect.

Yet the district of Pankow, which includes the Prenzlauer Berg area, has altered licensing rules in order to ban the heaters – because they contribute so much to global warming by releasing vast quantities carbon dioxide".

....

"We have put ourselves at the vanguard of the movement,” Green district councillor Holger Kirchner told the Berliner Zeitung. He said he did not want to prevent people from sitting outside, “But one doesn’t have to heat up the outside in November.”....Pankow council has received two challenges against the decision, which will go to court. The Hotel and Restaurant Association has also made an official complaint".

If the Berlin HRA needs funds to fight this, put me down for a tenner or so.


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Blogger Bill Quango MP said... 12:23 pm

Aren't you getting tired of making our own lives a little more irritating just to sop a few voters feeling on global warming.

I want my plastic bag back.
If you really want to test peoples desire for "green behaviour" lets suggest banning all pets.
That would cut emmissions considerably.

Its a lot easier to pick on LandRovers than Cat owners.  



Blogger The Daily Pundit said... 11:30 pm

Lib Dems to blame as usual.

http://www.fionahall.org.uk/news/218/index.phtml  



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