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Old 25-05-2020, 21:11   #3541
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Pretty sure they'll announce a loosening of when people can meet before the 15th
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Old 25-05-2020, 21:15   #3542
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Pretty sure they'll announce a loosening of when people can meet before the 15th
Pubs will be the show-stopper. There wil be pressure now for them to bring forward an announcement on those, even if it is a little while off.
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Old 25-05-2020, 21:22   #3543
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Pubs will be the show-stopper. There wil be pressure now for them to bring forward an announcement on those, even if it is a little while off.
The trouble with thousands of pubs in the UK is that they are not designed for social distancing.
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Pubs will be the show-stopper. There wil be pressure now for them to bring forward an announcement on those, even if it is a little while off.
But will the customers come back? A few will, but others might have got used to drinking cheaper and safer. The only benefit is the social aspect, which is the danger. Can't see them reopening until after a vaccine.
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Old 25-05-2020, 21:51   #3545
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Can't see them reopening until after a vaccine.
No chance, we won’t and can’t wait for that.

I reckon we will be operating normally as a a country and society ( perhaps with a few tweaks) come September.
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But will the customers come back? A few will, but others might have got used to drinking cheaper and safer. The only benefit is the social aspect, which is the danger. Can't see them reopening until after a vaccine.
I think pubs re-opening will come before a vaccine. If the virus dies out then they'll definitely open up. But I think there will be a halfway house, perhaps just the outside areas opening up. Put some turf in the car parks and you can spread those tables around to comply with social distancing. Add an app to avoid queuing at the bar and it's just the toilets you need to worry about. Hmm on that latter aspect, I thought I'd just solved it!
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Old 26-05-2020, 08:10   #3547
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The trouble with thousands of pubs in the UK is that they are not designed for social distancing.
Neither are people.

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I think pubs re-opening will come before a vaccine. If the virus dies out then they'll definitely open up. But I think there will be a halfway house, perhaps just the outside areas opening up. Put some turf in the car parks and you can spread those tables around to comply with social distancing. Add an app to avoid queuing at the bar and it's just the toilets you need to worry about. Hmm on that latter aspect, I thought I'd just solved it!
So all the moaners will have to sit in the smoking area that'll be intersting.
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Old 26-05-2020, 08:12   #3548
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So all the moaners will have to sit in the smoking area that'll be intersting.
Not enough room..Even the smokers won't be able to socially distance.
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No chance, we won’t and can’t wait for that.

I reckon we will be operating normally as a a country and society ( perhaps with a few tweaks) come September.
With the highest death rate per capita in the world it'll be politically and economically dangerous to do that.
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Old 26-05-2020, 08:46   #3550
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With the highest death rate per capita in the world it'll be politically and economically dangerous to do that.
Wetherspoons always saw their customers as disposable so it may not be a problem....

It's all about food these days, that's where pubs went wrong. If you're going out to eat you might as well go to a proper restaurant. Pubs were dying before Covid.
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Not enough room..Even the smokers won't be able to socially distance.
I don't smoke anymore but when i did i found sparking up a half corona cleared the decks pretty adequately.
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I don't smoke anymore but when i did i found sparking up a half corona cleared the decks pretty adequately.
In the old days I smoked the occasional cigar (i.e. when playing poker). I've still got some

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Carl Upmann - Coronas Extra - Havana Melange

I'm not sure they were made in Cuba but they were damn nice.
I love the taste but my kids just moan at me about my health so i gave up.
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First resignation of a minister.

Also, Gove also goes for a drive to test his eyesight for some reason.

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First resignation of a minister.

Also, Gove also goes for a drive to test his eyesight for some reason.

https://twitter.com/LBC/status/1265185119926706181
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