The government’s war against binge drinking in city and town centres was described as a shambles last night. At the last election, the government proposed new Alcohol Disorder Zones (ADZs) within which pubs and clubs would pay a levy for extra late night policing. MPs were due to debate the powers to set up ADZs next week but the measures have been withdrawn. James Brokenshire, Tory home affairs spokesperson, said the government’s strategy was shambolic. Leading figures in the licensed trade have called ADZs a stealth tax, rather than a serious measure to tackle disorder. The Daily Telegraph 8/12/07 page 4