I hadn't heard of this "12 pubs" thing before.
I hear tell it's a thing where people dress up in "festive" sweaters and then do a pub-crawl through twelve pubs?
I suppose I haven't heard of it before because they would be very hard pressed to do that in this area, as you would have to travel miles to even find twelve pubs.
The Righteous are naturally up in arms over this practice, and for once I am entirely in agreement with them. It is an obnoxious practice and should be smothered in its infancy. If people want to go on a twelve pub pub-crawl then that is fine by me but those sweaters are an abomination and an assault on the eyes of the beholder and the intelligence of the wearer. They definitely should be banned.
One interesting thing is the quote from the pub owner who said "We can’t legally say ‘no, we’re not letting them in — outright’". You see, to ban them outright would be discrimination. A pub owner can't ban anyone from entering the premises on the grounds of race, colour, creed or even loudness of sweater. I presume in law if the Union of Suicide Bombers wants to hold a convention in a pub, then the pub owner can't refuse? Yet there is one class of person he can refuse, and in fact has to refuse in law and that's the smoker.
We are officially classed as a lower order than the scum off the street, the lowest of the low life and the wearers of festive sweaters.
It's a crazy world.