This weekend our pubs were open for the first time in 3 months. Looking at all the photos on the news, lockdown seems to have stopped and no one gives a shit anymore.
Problem is that is not the case, our PM was banging on about being sensible, social distancing and all that, but once you get a few beers into you, chances are social distancing is going to go out the window.
Some pubs, you had to register for a slot, order online and could only stay for 2 hours, other pubs just opened their doors. Like one of the pubs near me, which at 4pm had 3 police cars outside it.
Now we just watch and hope, this second wave doesn’t hit us. Maybe we will get lucky.
Meanwhile our government has bailed out one of the biggest pub chains in the country, by giving something like £48m and thoughtfully given the whole entertainment industry which is still basically shut, £50m. I am sure its got nothing to do with the fact that generally the entertainment industry is left winged and critical of the right winged government and the guy who owns the pub is our PM’s friend. Nop nothing to do with that.