Serious issues hit Pumpkin Publog. Post election there has been a huge cabinet reshuffle. But not only that but now the responsibility for licencing and therefore pubs has been bumped over to the Ministry of Culture. This may seem – at least ideologically – like a good thing for those of us who believe that the pub conversation is the highest form of culture. However leaving the occasionally nannyish Tessa Jowell in charge. And personally I was looking forward to David Blunkett being in charge of opening hours. He seemss like the type of bloke who likes the odd pint. After all, its not as if he is going to get blind drunk.