Killjoy Liverpool Council May Ban Al Fresco Fish and Chips

By Gerald Lynch on at

"Open or wrapped?", a familiar phrase to anyone that's ever enjoyed the nation's traditional takeaway favourite, fish and chips. But for residents of Liverpool, an open portion of the dish may soon become a thing of the past.

Liverpool city council is considering banning restaurants and cafes from offering up ready-to-eat takeaway food that's not served up on plates with cutlery. It's a "health and safety" matter apparently, and also an attempt by local officials to cut down on littering. It also sounds like an unnecessary gentrification and a massive waste of time to get any such ban put in place, considering it's going to be universally loathed. How about a few more bins on offer instead? [Metro]

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