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    Quote Originally Posted by trainman View Post
    Despite being the most regulated and enforced covid-aware indoor environment (vs say, transport, supermarkets) several reports are appearing along the lines of:
    Boris considers bold move to open pubs and restaurants in April with booze BAN.
    I think ob will be rolling out the neo-pro references in due course. And with good reason if wet-led pubs are left to just go to the wall...
    And in restaurants, everyone will be sat down, table-distanced - what the hell does it matter if diners have wine with a meal or not??
    Oh, good grief!


    Quote Originally Posted by oldboots View Post
    The headlines could be the Govt floating the idea to see how much resistance there might be, that's a common trick of this lot, possibly something from Cummings' tool box. They have also put out an extreme position so that a less vicious course of action looks reasonable.
    I could believe either of those. They've done this sort of thing many times before. It's like the whole country is being made to take part in a Tory party focus group.


    Quote Originally Posted by Mobyduck View Post
    I really can't take these reports seriously....
    But then with this tin pot government , who knows.
    Indeed.

    Quote Originally Posted by oldboots View Post
    On the other hand it could be lazy journalism.
    That's probably the best we can hope for.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldboots View Post
    The headlines could be the Govt floating the idea to see how much resistance there might be, that's a common trick of this lot, possibly something from Cummings' tool box. They have also put out an extreme position so that a less vicious course of action looks reasonable. On the other hand it could be lazy journalism.
    Or both!

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    Some say cinemas will be allowed to reopen as long as they don’t show films
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    Quote Originally Posted by hondo View Post
    Some say cinemas will be allowed to reopen as long as the don’t show films
    What's it like working close to the UK government?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sheffield hatter View Post
    What's it like working close to the UK government?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=97PWwGNfD10
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    Quote Originally Posted by hondo View Post
    Yes, as I thought: enough to drive the rest of us to drink.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sheffield hatter View Post
    Yes, as I thought: enough to drive the rest of us to drink.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-aibUV-Ltg
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    Quote Originally Posted by sheffield hatter View Post
    Yes, as I thought: enough to drive the rest of us to drink.
    You might think that, he couldn't possibly comment.

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    Publicans getting ever more inventive.

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