Pubs & Café’s May Not Open Until July In Further Blow To Industry

When a government has an announcement that it knows is going to be really unpopular with citizens, it often waits until Friday afternoon to make it. This is an old trick. The idea is that the bad news gets lost over the weekend and that by Monday, the medias attention is on something else. This is why on Friday, the government extended lockdown laws to give councils the power to close pubs, restaurants, shops and public spaces until July 17th. Sneaky feckers eh? It’s a devastating blow to publicans, restaurateurs and hoteliers, many of whom are clinging on to their businesses by their fingertips.

On July 18th last year, Health Secretary Matt Hancock amended the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) (No.3) Regulations 2020, to allow local authority’s to close or limit access to premises or outdoor spaces in its area to prevent the spread of coronavirus, including stopping events. The regulation, which applies to England only, was due to expire last week but has now been extended until July 17th. Was there a parliamentary debate to discuss the implications of the extension? Of course not. Late last year, it was forecast that more than half of the nations pubs would never recover from lockdown. This might finish the industry off.

Tory MP Mark Harper, the chairman of the Coronavirus Recovery Group, which campaigns against unnecessary restrictions told The Telegraph:

“The extension of councils’ Covid powers until July will be of great concern to those worried about their jobs and businesses. Given the limited time allowed for debate this change in the law was little noticed. Once the top four risk groups have been vaccinated and fully protected by March 8th, assuming the Government hits the February 15 deadline, the Government must start easing the restrictions. Vaccinations will of course bring immunity from Covid, but they must bring immunity from lockdowns and restrictions too.”

The vaccines are not really vaccines and evidence is emerging all the time that they are causing harm, but Harper knows no better. Rumours are circulating online of a fightback by businesses, scheduled for Saturday January 30th. For more info on that search #thegreatreopening on Twitter. I hope it’s real and I hope that every business in the country joins in. The time is now.

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Pennywise

I work in a restaurant where as soon as masks were made mandatory for workers they gave us colourful company designed masks with the chain’s Logo on them and it quickly became part of the uniform. Most if not all our customers were more than happy to check in on our Track and Trace QR code, use plenty of Sanitizer provided, have their temperature taken and keep their mask on until seated at a table and I have seen people panic if they get up to go to the bathroom and forgot to put their mask on. I know a lot of other hospitality workers in town who all went to ridiculous lengths to comply with the ‘New Normals’,and yet without having traced any outbreaks or infections back to our restaurants we are always blamed for rise in infections. I personally feel that big chain restaurants welcome the draconian measures seeing small private business go under. The UK high street is dominated by big players who have the means to survive years of Lockdown. I don’t expect any of them to support the industry risking bad publicity. Looks to me they are enjoying the destruction of all local competition.

Jeremy

I own a pub and would be interested in doing an interview.

Delroy Murray

It’s a crying shame to see real people’s businesses be wrenched away from them like this. It is me that must be the alien then if humanity is really doing this to humanity………. I’d like to also drive home the point that we are being forced not to gather ………. Words can’t describe this wickedness.

Jennie

Pubs here in Ireland have been closed right from when they locked down on March 12th 2020. Of course they don’t want the pubs open because they are places where people can share information and plan some sort of opposition. They don’t want people interacting at all.

Nick

Harper’s statement is ignorant rubbish. It is NOT a vaccine. It does not contain the virus material found in conventional vaccines. It is actually a ‘Synthetic Gene Therapy’ and that is the official published name given to it by Pfizer and Moderna. Note how the Spanish Health Minister referred to it as a ‘therapy’.when announcing that there would be a register of ‘dissenters’ refusing it..

The UK Consent Form makes it clear that the ‘vaccine’ will not actually stop either infection or transmission… all it will do is ‘lessen the symptoms’ and social distancing and face-nappy wearing will still be necessary even after having several of Billy Poison Jabs’ gift to the world. The UK ‘authorities’ have added to this ‘advice’ in recent weeks by spinning it further as ‘it will lessen the effects of the symptoms so as to keep you out of hospital’.Yeah, right. Utter garbage, all of it.

Dy Duncalf

In a conversation this morning, owner was concerned that if a business was to open up, would they loose their grant or maybe it would be clawed back.
Maybe others will think the same?
I sincerely hope not, like you say, Now is the time.

Nick

Friend of mine was fined £1,000 for the heinous crime of letting three old ladies (regular customers) into his otherwise closed cafe to use the toilet while a couple of others sat inside waiting for them (no public toilets in that part of town). Yes, he lost his bribe – sorry, grant – for that particular period but it was restored when the next payment period came around. But the grant only staves off the inevitable anyway for many small business owners… if you’re going to lose your business anyway, what have you got to lose by opening up?

Also, I’m not sure what the actual position is if you refuse to accept a fine when the council and police gestapo come visiting. My friend’s grant was only taken away after he had accepted the fine and it had been processed. If you refuse to accept a fine, then maybe nothing can be done about withdrawing a grant as there then arises the ‘authorities’ having to provide proof (in court?) that the business was trading at the time of the alleged offence before that can be done?

Jo Boddington

I did a little video on some of the side effects of the Pfizer vaccine listed on the CDC wonder website from the US. Dr. Carrie Madej tweeted it out. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-22qfU2NNKc&t=147s

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