It is absurd that a business in a central-London entertainment district should need to demonstrate “exceptional need” to sell hot food at night.
Bars, restaurants and clubs are already affected by de facto curfews; the country has some of the earliest closing times in Europe.
The question isn’t whether people will go out this summer; it’s who profits.
Clubs and bars, particularly in London, have been at the whim of harsh regulations for years.
A Labour activist with an £85,000-per-annum sinecure left her unpaid Manchester counterpart to fight for British clubbing.