Recent reports in the mainstream media have beggared belief
Campaigns bear more than a passing resemblance to anti-tobacco tactics
Even small tweaks to a venue have to be in the operating plan
A decade after the new Act one of its foundations is still weak .
Campaign to prevent children’s ‘exposure’ to alcohol continues .
Recent figures reiterated the importance of age verification .
New moves could help prevent abuse of occasional licences .
MUP is likely to be hailed a success, whatever the evidence .
Long-mooted tax is another example of political gouging
Consultation to update board guidance is long overdue .