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Even in the UK a publican has the right to deny serving anyone he deems unfit.
It is an interesting point. People should have the right to do that which does not interfere with the rights of others - Something like this was part of Tom Paine's ideas I think. I would interpret the supermarket note as follows:If someone wants to come into a shop and buy enough booze to kill a horse then that is OK. If they seem able to make the decision to do this (not to actually kill a horse you understand) then this is OK.If someone comes into a shop who is clearly not fully in control of his faculties, it would be aiding and abetting someone to drink too much. I think this is where an organisation who is profiting from promotion and sales have to be careful; especially in a litigious country like the US. Even in the UK a publican has the right to deny serving anyone he deems unfit. Mind you, it only happens generally when the person is at the stage of being likely to fall over and break something, start a fight or generally put off other customers from buying more beer.
QuoteEven in the UK a publican has the right to deny serving anyone he deems unfit.I'm not sure that's even merely a right in the UK. I was under the impression it was a duty (although one which is deprssingly rarely considered these days..).
Here in the UK it is illegal to serve alcohol to someone who is drunk.The rule is not enforced.