A member of the public has pointed out on his blog that Tesco have removed a key part of their alcohol policy, just before the Mill Road licensing hearing began.
The text that has been removed is:
“A flexible approach to licensing: We do not apply for licences in areas with known disorder issues and we review existing licences where evidence emerges that late-night alcohol sales are contributing to problem drinking.”
Below is the evidence of this sneaky change. Click on each screenshot below to see the full version and read the changed text.
Before: Tesco’s current Corporate Page promoting its “responsible” attitude to the sale of alcohol:
[Note that the yellow highlighting is merely present because Google's cache highlights the search term used when finding the page.]
After: The same page before it was quoted as evidence against Tesco in their recent court action to be allowed to sell alcohol in one of its Cambridge stores in an area “with known disorder issues”: