A consultation has begun on the provision of the Devils buttermilk to the God-fearing weak-willed people of Northern Ireland.

I know I’ve used the terms ‘Draconian’ and ‘Cromwellian’ to describe how unfit for purpose the licencing laws are in Northern Ireland, but now we have an opportunity to change that with a public consultation.

Fancy having a pint on Good Friday without food and not in a hotel?

Fancy allowing breweries to sell their produce from their premises or at markets?

Fancy allowing breweries to open taprooms rather than having to borrow licenses?

Fancy making it easier to get a drinks license?

All these things and more could change if you  get involved in the consultation.

Get on it.