Let Them Drink Beer.
As I’m sure you’re well aware, it’s the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee today. Cue the music. The main upshot of this for most people is that we get an extra bank holiday – “most people” is to exclude those nutters dressed in Union Jack suits who queue up outside Buckingham Palace whenever a royal baby is born. However, the deal was considerably sweetened by Greene King, who were giving out free pints of IPA this week. But there’s a catch: you can only claim your pint by using the passcode “1952”. This is because the original plan was to sell them for 6p since this was the price of a pint when the Queen took the throne in 1952, but it transpired that licensing laws made that very illegal, so they had to just give them away instead. Big W for licensing laws. What an excellent way to celebrate the continued survival of an antiquated, outdated, ludicrous, privilege-entrenching quirk of British society. This completely makes up for any tax money that ended up in Prince Andrew’s pocket.Read Original Story