MP Chris Bishop to introduce bill for BYO alcohol at the races
For many communities the days of bringing your own beer or wine to race meetings are already over, but proposed new legislation could see them return and keep police out of meddling in future events.
A new members billl, to be put forward by MP for Hutt South Chris Bishop, aims to clarify the law around BYO alcohol areas at race meetings.
“A glass of wine or beer in the sun with some chips and dip is a Kiwi tradition. Some race meets have allowed BYO for more than 135 years,” he said in a statement.
…look, I think people should be able to drink booze they bring to at a day of outdoor gambling if they wish, but to waste the Parliament’s time with this?
Who the hell is Chris Bishop? The Patron Saint of Niche Policy?
Of all the things that need our immediate attention in this country – bring your own piss to horse gambling day seems pretty bloody low on the list right?