Every customer must sign in when pubs reopen
01/04/2021 | news | business | 4,651
New rules to help venues reopen outdoors safely this month have sparked anger from industry groups.
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01/04/2021 18:34:26 18 21
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No chance.
01/04/2021 22:23:40 1 5
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But we'll be able to get back together with

Sherry,Tia, Maria,Jack,Daniel,John & Smithy

signed Porsche Scratchings
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01/04/2021 18:34:27 12 18
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No thanks
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01/04/2021 18:35:00 260 148
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So there you have it. Pubs can open up but in fact they can't. Ever get the feeling you've been had.
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01/04/2021 18:42:18 184 70
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How can they not open up?

It's not complicated. Most pubs before the latest lockdown were already doing this.
01/04/2021 23:06:46 2 1
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"But in fact they can't".
You know that that is untrue - and so does everyone else.
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Oven ready deal bozo ? What about the fishermen? Removed
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01/04/2021 18:41:20 0 13
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The remainers said fish dont matter
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01/04/2021 18:43:31 2 5
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Oh dear, I thought the remoaners were all in their holes still sobbing.....
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01/04/2021 18:43:39 1 0
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Is this about signing in at pubs?
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01/04/2021 18:35:54 247 129
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Control, control, control.
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01/04/2021 18:45:44 279 120
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Yes, after three national lockdowns it’s clear that people cannot control themselves.
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01/04/2021 18:50:55 11 12
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Is your keypad stuck?
01/04/2021 21:00:16 12 12
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My biggest fear was that we would permanently loose many of our liberties, governments, councils and others will want to control us ever more after people have got used to restrictions.

My fears were right. Too many people enjoy controlling others.

In Harry Potter one of the unforgivable curses is control
01/04/2021 22:11:55 10 8
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Paranoia, paranoia, paranoia.
01/04/2021 23:26:13 3 2
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Because the goons will not be realistic and behave properly??
02/04/2021 00:54:02 1 2
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Paranoia, paranoia, paranoia.
02/04/2021 08:18:00 1 0
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Because we let the virus spread so much, and the controls are to allow us more freedom, whilst keeping numbers low. We are the ones who spread it - we need to be protected from ourselves, because apparently we can’t do it on our own. I do.
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01/04/2021 18:36:00 91 76
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So now the only question remains :

Which one of my fake names and numbers to give ??
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01/04/2021 18:37:46 115 59
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It’s no wonder the virus spreads with that attitude.
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01/04/2021 19:04:15 10 8
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The virus (COVID 19) spreads due to nature : Fascism spreads due to the government !
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01/04/2021 19:12:19 4 8
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You are the problem...
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01/04/2021 19:18:28 4 3
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Why?
01/04/2021 20:18:03 5 8
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Ridiculous ! Why give a false name ? Stop being selfish and abide by the rules
01/04/2021 20:24:44 0 0
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doesnt get used anyway.
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01/04/2021 18:36:35 4 3
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There's going to be a lot of paper and ink. I suggest the pubs get people to sign before they come in as afterwards signatures might get a bit iffy.
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01/04/2021 18:36:40 45 58
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No to this tyranny.

It's not necessary.

We will not comply with it.
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01/04/2021 18:40:11 18 2
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I mean, people will though
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01/04/2021 18:42:34 13 2
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Stay at home then
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01/04/2021 18:43:06 13 4
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You will have no choice. The rest of us want to stay alive.
01/04/2021 20:18:46 2 1
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Then don’t go to the pub and expect to be refused entry !
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01/04/2021 18:36:17 455 89
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I'm not interested, then. I'll stay in and get loaded at home.
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01/04/2021 18:51:02 284 75
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All that support for the pubs didn't last long then.
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01/04/2021 18:47:57 48 39
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If you're annoyed about protecting others...you probably should stay inside...??
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01/04/2021 18:53:38 25 5
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First sensible comment I've read. If you don't like it, stay home and get loaded there.
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01/04/2021 19:10:23 11 4
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Same here!
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01/04/2021 19:12:33 35 16
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you're the kind of person I wouldn't want in my pub, its not all about getting loaded!
Pubs are about Social gathering and meeting with friends relaxing indoors or outdoors (weather permitting)
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01/04/2021 19:13:37 33 12
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“I'm not interested, then. I'll stay in and get loaded at home.”

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If that’s all you want to do then it is best that you keep away from pubs and let the more civilised people enjoy an evening without unruliness.
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01/04/2021 19:32:38 7 8
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And we will laught at you from the bar.
01/04/2021 20:49:35 1 3
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Best for you I think, dear.
Pip
01/04/2021 21:21:01 5 0
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Darn sight cheaper.........?
Ish
01/04/2021 22:58:50 3 2
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@Marc. At least you can smoke in your own home, (assuming you do smoke that is). That is what killed many pubs in my town. Funny thing, none have been put up for sale or rent during this pandemic
01/04/2021 23:39:47 2 4
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Please stay at home ?? the country will be a more positive place x
02/04/2021 01:20:41 1 0
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Thats what they want
02/04/2021 07:17:07 0 1
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Sad Act
02/04/2021 11:28:39 0 0
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That’s a relief...the rules are to prevent people like you wrecking it for everyone else, enjoy getting loaded at home...
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01/04/2021 18:37:25 185 57
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I will do it to enjoy a ploughman’s mixed board with a nice drink by the River Avon
The virus virtually disappeared for 5 months last year, and would have done without any masks or S.Dist'ing.
And now with everyone who needs vaxing, vaxed... they still want us to jump through even more hoops.
Who's thinking this up, and where is the public scrutiny that's been sadly lacking throughout.
It certainly won't come from the BBC, who seem to think any personal risk is unacceptable.
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01/04/2021 19:07:37 6 2
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Such lofty aspirations...
01/04/2021 19:57:37 4 2
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That.......sounds............so................ good!
01/04/2021 20:44:55 1 0
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Baa
01/04/2021 23:35:07 0 0
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At the Lamplighters?
02/04/2021 06:05:26 2 1
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Well done David your like me I can't wait to sit by the river Arun with a nice pint and a prawn salad sandwich which I have signed for with lots of room without the people that refuse to sign in good riddance.
02/04/2021 08:18:51 1 0
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Found Alan Partridge...
02/04/2021 10:36:36 0 0
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Beeses?
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01/04/2021 18:37:27 28 15
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I own a Neither a mobile, or a land line.

So it’s more tesco home delivery beer for a while.
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01/04/2021 18:41:56 45 14
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But you are on the net? Strange..
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Jon
01/04/2021 18:55:48 1 0
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Completely different product.
But enjoy.
01/04/2021 21:12:48 1 11
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You are a complete idiot how did you get on here then
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JL
01/04/2021 18:37:37 28 35
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How’s everyone enjoying their free taste of communism?

“3 weeks to protect the NHS”...
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01/04/2021 18:42:04 29 12
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What an utterly pointless, unintelligent, melodramatic, non-sequitur, Trumpist, unhelpful, illogical, pitifully childish comment.
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01/04/2021 18:46:52 1 2
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Not really any different to track and trace last year though is it, except now everyone in a group has to do it instead of one. The app doesn't actually store any personal information about you by the way, it doesn't know who you are.

Let's save any anger about this until after the 21 June when all restrictions are due to be abolished. If it stays after that I'll agree there's something going on.
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01/04/2021 19:16:44 2 0
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So you prefer your authority to be fascist then.
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01/04/2021 18:37:43 19 16
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Another stupid idea just let the people have a pint
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01/04/2021 18:36:00 91 76
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So now the only question remains :

Which one of my fake names and numbers to give ??
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01/04/2021 18:37:46 115 59
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It’s no wonder the virus spreads with that attitude.
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01/04/2021 18:50:29 13 4
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Seeing as most people who were supposed to isolate didn't, and most people with symptoms avoided being tested, using a fake name isn't that much of a problem.
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01/04/2021 18:58:36 7 2
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I think he is just saying that just to give an example of what lots people can and may do.
01/04/2021 20:18:14 2 2
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Couldn’t agree more
01/04/2021 20:53:04 1 1
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The virus is spreading because every single person is being herded into one shop on a weekly basis. The borders have never been closed, and our PM was going around shaking hands with everyone in March, telling us nothings the problem, after having been briefed on this by intelligence 6 months prior. Stop blaming the public for their handling of this. Suits closed the gate after horse had bolted.
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01/04/2021 18:37:47 29 26
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For goodness' sake, all this whining! This is a pandemic!! OF COURSE we can make this work if we have the will. We just need to buckle down and do it.
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01/04/2021 18:40:48 8 9
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Why bother?

Just wait until it's over...

Which the way Boris is going, getting ever more dictatorial and paranoid, is going to keep getting kicked further and furher into the distant future.
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01/04/2021 18:37:48 134 59
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Sign in? What, like the Windsor Club? I only want a seat near the window, a pint and a bit of peace.
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01/04/2021 18:47:50 167 118
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Well take a couple of seconds extra to help make sure things stay that way then!
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Mup
01/04/2021 18:50:06 16 11
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Friendship and your family contact is now regulated by Government legislation, but don't worry, the majority want it this way. Democracy in action
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01/04/2021 18:47:25 11 2
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Well, you’ll be outside so being near the window won’t really help.
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01/04/2021 18:51:38 13 7
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Well then you shouldn't have any problem giving them your details so they can contact you if it turns somebody infected was in there at the same time as you putting you at risk.
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01/04/2021 19:09:01 15 9
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Sorry the days of civil liberties and freedom of speech are gone. Do you really think Governments will give up on all this power!
01/04/2021 20:14:06 5 9
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You have to sign in whenever you stay in a hotel so I'm assuming you're never going on holiday again.
02/04/2021 09:10:05 0 0
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From what ive read of your comments i'd be quite glad you werent in the pub you vacuous marxist.
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01/04/2021 18:37:48 358 152
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Yet hundreds can wander around a supermarket with no masks on handling the produce and then putting it back on the shelves.....Welcome to the IDIOCRACY!
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01/04/2021 18:59:14 252 180
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It's only a problem if people don't follow the rules by not wearing masks and not sanitising before entering. There are now rules for pubs, like with the supermarkets you should follow them for the time being in order to get out of this situation in the quickest way possible. Only those refusenicks are the problem.
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01/04/2021 19:09:24 15 2
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People in supermarkets not wearing masks? I wonder what s/markets you visit.
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01/04/2021 19:09:56 26 17
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Masks don't work : This is the emperor's new cloths syndrome :
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01/04/2021 19:05:41 14 8
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Don't often meet drunks in my supermarket...
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01/04/2021 19:13:01 11 5
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Except of course there aren't 'hundreds' walking around with no masks on and you're supposed to sanitize your hands as you walk in.
Difficult to cope with obviously, but hey-how, life goes on
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01/04/2021 19:18:35 11 8
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Are people scooping heaps of drink in supermarkets & then talking to you one inch from your face though chuck....
JWG
01/04/2021 19:41:41 5 2
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Masks oh yes because they work don’t they.
ME
01/04/2021 20:58:18 3 1
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Really? Hundreds walking around supermarkets without masks on? You should go on the stage, you appear to be a professional drama queen
01/04/2021 23:17:06 0 1
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ITs BEEN LAW TO USE MASKS IN SHOPS /BUSSES /TRAINS ETC FOR MONTHS?? WHICH PLANET ARE YOU FROM??
01/04/2021 23:30:57 0 0
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Biggest scam ever
MrW
01/04/2021 23:42:11 0 0
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I voted Labour and Remain. Just think how much worse it could have been.
02/04/2021 01:43:02 0 1
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But you don't sit down for hours together with the same people in a supermarket.
And if they don't wear masks then they break the law.
And people don't get pissed and hug everyone in sight in a supermarket, not tomention that we can live without beer but not without food.
there is still a pandemic so don't kid ypurselves.
02/04/2021 05:00:19 0 1
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You are not breathing in each other's faces in a supermarket for an extended peiod with masks off, getting increasingly "incautious"
02/04/2021 05:57:45 0 0
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Don't go to supermarket have it delivered and don't forget the fruit has been picked and packed by hand but you don't see that so why are you worried
02/04/2021 10:35:51 0 0
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I don’t know where you come from mate but down my town we have several large supermarkets and many small ones all the staff wear masks and it rare to see shoppers without a mask - we also have a very low COVID number of course if you are in a high area of COVID perhaps you should wear a mask it appears the north of England isn’t doing very well containing the virus unlike the south.
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01/04/2021 18:37:53 2 4
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Love it
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01/04/2021 18:38:10 1231 503
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We don't need to do this when we all go to the supermarket, so why do we need to do this for the pub?

Ridiculous.
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01/04/2021 18:41:05 238 257
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Good point, adroxis
Do we really have to explain this to a dismal sub-set of the human race *again*?
When you go to the supermarket you are not remaining close to the same people for a prolonged period of time. You are masked, you are hopefully distanced the vast majority of time and even when you're closer than 2m it's only transitory- the risk of passing on infection is far, far less than when you're in a pub.
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01/04/2021 18:46:50 366 164
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Because you wear your mask in the supermarket and you don't spend hours with mixing with (intoxicated ) people there.

Just take a moment to help keep this moving in the right direction!
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01/04/2021 18:46:53 99 235
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Whats to stop you giving fake details? I certainly wont be giving them my details to go to a shop.
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01/04/2021 18:52:12 251 69
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Because people are unlikely to get s***faced and lick each other in the super market
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01/04/2021 18:56:56 43 62
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So why do all my party have to sign in now, when in december we didnt? We are all vaccinated now, but werent then. Something very dodgy going on, Tory's must be looking at buying cheap bankrupt business'
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01/04/2021 18:57:57 80 21
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How long do you sit in close proximity to other people in the supermarket?
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01/04/2021 18:57:48 72 26
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Well, one difference, you don't generally sit in the middle if a supermarket aisle and start knocking back the booze...
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01/04/2021 18:59:03 34 13
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Because food is essential.
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01/04/2021 18:59:28 92 33
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i always wear a mask when visiting any shop but in a pub would remove the mask to drink.

I just dont understand your attitude to making a little sacrifice for the greater good.
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01/04/2021 18:59:33 7 24
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All the more reason why it should be introduced at entrances to supermarkets.
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01/04/2021 19:01:48 21 53
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adraxis; This proves that the totally insane government do not give a toss about the hospitality industry, which they have proved 100% over the past year.

Johnson and his mob will not be happy until certain industries are completely destroyed, which is what they have done over the past year, and continue to do so. Very nasty and despicable indeed.
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01/04/2021 19:03:47 37 11
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Can’t remember ever sitting down in a crowded supermarket at a small table with people brushing by.
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01/04/2021 19:03:47 45 13
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Does this really need to be explained? Surely by now people should know why? I mean even by osmosis you should have picked this up.
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01/04/2021 19:05:15 10 4
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Not the same it it....and you know it
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01/04/2021 19:08:26 16 5
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Because we don’t sit down near other people for long periods of time in supermarkets?
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01/04/2021 19:13:54 18 6
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As long as you stay 2m from anyone else, stay less than 30 minutes, stay standing up, do not eat or drink, pay by card on a self scan till and keep your mask on. It should be fine. Oh yes only speak minimally.
Pubs are a very different environment.
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01/04/2021 19:15:10 9 8
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You don't get drunk and sit for hours in a supermarket....
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01/04/2021 19:15:34 6 4
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Think of it like signing in to your club, be thankfull they dont want you to sign out the lines might not cross!
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01/04/2021 19:17:33 13 12
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Maybe because the supermarket doesn't involve sitting opposite from the same people for a long time whilst talking , giving maximal opportunity for the virus to spread.
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01/04/2021 19:17:47 8 10
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Because you don’t usually get drunk in the supermarket
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01/04/2021 19:20:26 7 3
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You can't wear a mask whilst drinking a pint!!
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01/04/2021 18:38:15 13 5
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Either open them or close them. A minority of the British public will make it extremely difficult for the people who will have to try and enforce it.

Measures like this won't work properly because of the few
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01/04/2021 18:38:24 10 8
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Yes let’s all share pens. Superb idea. Have we not had time to invent an app that works yet?
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01/04/2021 18:38:26 489 205
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I thought the vaccines were the way out of this and all the draconian measures were being got rid of. Fat chance of the government letting go of any of there new found powers Also are we signing in to sit outside you couldnt make it up
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01/04/2021 18:40:18 399 264
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Draconion signing in? Slight inconvienince maybe.
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01/04/2021 18:47:50 44 36
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You're supposed to have the app anyway. It takes 4 seconds to sign in, and doing so will help you find out if you have interacted with someone who has COVID. This means that you can take steps to protect yourself from infecting your family and friends.

It's not exactly much of a sacrifice is it?
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01/04/2021 18:56:42 25 24
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Yes, because all the government want to do is enforce draconian powers and limiting movement of the population. All they've wanted over the years. #facepalm. Idiocracy
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01/04/2021 19:06:18 16 17
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What, scanning the establishment's QR code is draconian? Just do it for heavens sake. A small price to pay. Either that or stay at home.
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01/04/2021 19:51:28 1 0
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vacinnes' and more vaccines etc etc etc
01/04/2021 19:57:49 1 8
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Draconian? Really? Get a grip.
01/04/2021 20:05:07 4 9
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Wimp. Get a life. It is what it is. Take some responsibility, take 30 seconds of your life to do the right thing and protect 'others' whilst allowing the Leisure industry to get some income.
01/04/2021 21:35:24 0 1
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Don't like the rules then don't go pub.simple
01/04/2021 22:11:39 0 0
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*their
01/04/2021 23:14:01 0 1
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GO DIE ! IF THATS HOW YOU FEEL?? BUT KEEP THE BUG TO YOUR SELVES NOT EVERY BODY WANTS THIS BUG??
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01/04/2021 18:38:29 29 25
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An inconvenience maybe but not something we haven’t done before.
Can’t see why genuine customers would object or not comply with the request.
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01/04/2021 18:40:54 22 7
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Even when I was buying drinks underage in the 70s I didn't have to sign in.
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01/04/2021 18:43:17 4 3
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Because if a couple go into an empty pub,according to the "rules"they are a health risk,so have to register with Big Brother.but if they go to the local Wal-Mart superstore,they can mingle with 500 other people no problem ?
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01/04/2021 18:43:31 4 2
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We don't, we object to everyone in a group having to sign in individually. Anyway, as Trace and Test is the mess it is, is there any point in anyone signing in?
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01/04/2021 18:38:39 33 33
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This is getting ridiculous.

Leave it to individual choice.

Enough of this covid dictatorship.
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01/04/2021 18:54:20 2 4
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Which dictator in a democracy.
You don’t seem to understand words.
Ah well symptomatic of so many who post on here.
01/04/2021 20:17:43 0 0
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Public health and safety is not a matter of individual choice.
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01/04/2021 18:38:42 17 23
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Another clue that it is not just a pandemic.

Either the vaccines work or they don't. Which is it ?
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01/04/2021 18:40:56 28 3
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It isn't binary like that. They work about 90% of the time, and plenty of people won't have had a vaccine by then. Hence the precautions.
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01/04/2021 18:43:12 5 0
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They are not 100% effective so a vaccinated person can be infected by an unvaccinated person. But I suppose you are against no vaccine no admittance too?
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01/04/2021 18:38:46 10 10
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To be honest, I just took a photo of the thing and they assumed I had checked in... Silly idea. Either open the pubs or leave them shut
And it's morons like you that are the reason we keep having to lockdown. How about doing it right the first time and then we're free. Your selfish. Removed
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01/04/2021 19:06:59 2 1
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Given the attitude of many posters on here they won't be open for long before the selfish few get them shut down again.
A shame for those of us who would like a pint and aren't terrified of giving our details out to protect ourselves and others will suffer to.
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01/04/2021 18:39:01 15 15
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You really thought you were getting your freedoms back?
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01/04/2021 18:39:10 10 21
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Greedy publicans etc moaning again. We need public safety. They just want to make a quick profit. Sick of hearing about them. I won't be giving them my custom.
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01/04/2021 18:41:44 3 1
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Good.
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01/04/2021 18:42:29 2 0
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Don't worry. They won't miss you with your silly attitude.
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VG
01/04/2021 18:43:09 3 0
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Greedy? The sector has been decimated! But go ahead and give them the swerve, I’m sure they will miss you in the corner nursing half a bitter all evening.....
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01/04/2021 18:42:14 1 0
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That's because you know it will be a nightmare to get a decent evening out with these new conditions.
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01/04/2021 18:51:06 3 0
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Greedy Publicans? What on earth are you talking about? Thousands of pubs have closed because they are not viable. Licensees work long hours for low returns, while supermarkets, not subject to the same levels of taxation on alcohol, sell it at low prices making it even harder for pubs to compete. Pubs have invested thousands to comply with covid regs and still they can't open.
01/04/2021 20:01:52 1 0
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No-one would want your custom anyway.
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01/04/2021 18:39:24 8 11
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It takes 30 seconds to set up a QR Code with you contact details on your phone, which can be scanned anywhere - pub,shop, gym etc etc
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01/04/2021 18:45:45 1 1
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How many people were tracked and traced via an NHS QR code check in ?
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01/04/2021 18:48:16 1 0
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March of the Cyborg. Mellow out, have a random drink. Relax.
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01/04/2021 18:39:34 331 174
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Disgusting. Hanging hospitality out to dry. People just want to go in and enjoy a random pint, not pre book, sign in etc. Are the people in government for real?
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01/04/2021 18:53:15 97 30
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Yo u only have to pre book at those restauranty 'pubs' that sell reheated food out of the back of a Brakes lorry. The three proper pubs I drink at, which don't bother with food, are not requiring pre booking.
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01/04/2021 19:09:08 4 2
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Not a problem last time.....more space for me then :)
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Bob
01/04/2021 19:10:08 18 6
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No one has said anything about pre-booking.

And unless you have the world's longest name signing in takes mere second.

You've spent longer moaning about it.
01/04/2021 20:04:01 13 4
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They've been trying to kill the pubs for years with rent hikes, high taxation on beer, so many regs, it's not surprising really.
Roy
01/04/2021 20:44:10 2 4
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No ... they are the puppets of the new dictators!
01/04/2021 20:52:55 2 2
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They are born liars
01/04/2021 23:05:22 2 7
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Covid-19 is still 'out there' - and will be for years. People in government have access to the data: you don't. They 'are for real', but I have my doubts about that large chunk of the population that think the way you do.
01/04/2021 23:24:23 1 1
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GO DO IT !! IF YOU CAN GUARANTEE!! EVERY SLSES HEALTH ,,IF YOU POP OF ?? SHAME ANOTHER I KNOW EVERTHING ,,SHAME HE,S GONE ,,BUT NEVER MIND!!
01/04/2021 23:59:21 2 1
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No, it’s the people that can’t behave properly
02/04/2021 07:44:33 2 0
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People just want to go in and leave without getting covid from some careless lackwit who refuses to follow simple rules. If you don't want to sign in don't go - you plainly can't be trusted to have taken any other precautions either and therefore aren't fit to mix with sensible, considerate people
02/04/2021 08:12:26 1 0
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We’ve let it spread so much, many people either took chances or flouted the rules, and this is what happens. We want to get our numbers even lower - keep social distancing etc. - you can see what is happening in the rest of the world
02/04/2021 09:51:08 0 0
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I am aware of a local pub (not a fancy restaurant pub) to me that has all outdoor seating pre-booked until August already! No standing outside allowed.
31
01/04/2021 18:39:35 6 7
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Clueless Tories are ruining a once great country!!
154
01/04/2021 18:43:45 3 4
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This country is great....Otherwise why on earth are thousands of people crossing the channel in dinghies to go to a rubbish place....
32
01/04/2021 18:39:37 12 18
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Pubs are safer than shops......
89
01/04/2021 18:43:41 13 5
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Reference, please? Otherwise it's a meaningless assertion.
103
01/04/2021 18:44:48 6 3
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In shops people don't sit in close proximity to the same people in confined spaces for long periods of time paying less and less attention to distancing requirements as the time goes on
104
01/04/2021 18:44:59 6 2
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Don't be ridiculous.
Don't you recall the outright pandemonium caused by the mostly young adult drunken revellers last time pubs were allowed to open?
118
01/04/2021 18:42:10 0 2
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Unless your a remoaner in spoons decrying Brexit then you'll be heading for the exit pretty sharply ha ha ha
135
01/04/2021 18:47:14 1 0
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Maybe, they are certainly much more fun.
146
01/04/2021 18:48:05 4 3
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Thanks for your detailed scientific analysis.
33
01/04/2021 18:39:39 7 12
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"UK Hospitality said it would burden struggling pubs and staff and risk customers deciding not to go out."

Be glad your allowed to be open and stop whining.

People have been hold in their homes for long enough. If I had to give blood to go to a restaurant at the moment I'm doing it.
34
01/04/2021 18:39:40 38 6
bbc
The headline 'Every customer must sign in when pubs reopen'. Sounds like going to work!
67
01/04/2021 18:41:58 16 1
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Put in a shift?
35
01/04/2021 18:39:40 8 6
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No point unless you also have to show ID such as a driving licence or passport. Mickey Mouse will surely be in a local near you.
175
01/04/2021 18:49:54 5 4
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So you don't want to know if you have been exposed to covid when you were in the boozer ??
36
01/04/2021 18:39:57 7 4
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What's the issue? we had do do this in our local anyway.
131
01/04/2021 18:47:04 6 1
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Also a lot of cafes and pubs have already been doing this before lockdown. And lot of shops, barbers,hairdressers etc were already doing it before lockdown and the ones I have spoken to are expecting it to carry on. And they don't see it as a problem.
37
01/04/2021 18:40:05 4 11
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What is the agenda of the BBC upper echelon journalista clique?
116
01/04/2021 18:46:01 0 0
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Journalista
38
01/04/2021 18:40:06 73 37
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I can't understand why this government seems intent to destroy the hospitality industry, despite the amount of Tax they gather for HMG to sp**k on HS2?
349
01/04/2021 18:58:59 10 6
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Spaff not sp**k

:-)
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Bob
01/04/2021 19:14:21 2 4
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The hospitality industry will be happy to repay all the reimbursements from EOTHO and the 15% VAT relief, then?
Take note this last 12 months with ON OFF ON OFF and uncertainty has destroyed my business - traded successfully for 15 years and now I face bankruptcy, it's not that I'm selfish... it's if I had managed my business like this Govt has this pandemic I would of be ruined in months - this not a political statement - just a fact.
They knew and Didnt act then placed wealth against income !
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01/04/2021 19:03:38 109 82
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Take note - the relaxation of restrictions over Christmas (after reintroduction of lockdowns after summer due to people not following rules) and people not following the guidleines probably caused the death of my mother in February. It's not that I'm selfish but I do wish people had taken more responsibility for their behaviour so I would still have my mother.
502
01/04/2021 19:06:24 11 4
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I'm really sorry to read about that, and I hope you can avoid bankruptcy and rebuild your life. The last year has been difficult for many, and there are no easy answers.

To get things back to normal we have to get this virus under control and avoid dangerous mutations. Look at the mess Brazil is in, so am glad our Government is now starting to take this more seriously so to get us all safe again.
594
01/04/2021 19:11:26 1 6
bbc
That is actually the definition of a political statement.
01/04/2021 20:30:43 1 1
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Imagine being in France, 3 months they've seen this coming and just hitting 50k a day and going back into lockdown now.
01/04/2021 20:49:10 1 2
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The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few.
It's not that I'm callous .. it's that I value at least one and certainly few lives as being more valuable that your business interests.
The on-off-on again nature lockdown is a direct result of trying to alleviate the pain. The alternative would have been on..........
01/04/2021 20:52:22 0 3
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How would you have handled the pandemic. Every densely populated countries had same problems. We as the UK did as good as we could. UK is 4 country's - so when people slam the government over 140,000 deaths biggest in Europe - it is not. England has had 87,000 plus deaths, so England are not the worst in Europe. Many people in business blame the virus for their business failing. Was it already.
ME
01/04/2021 20:56:03 0 3
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Clearly not that successful if after 15 years of trading and with all the support the government has given you still face bankruptcy
40
01/04/2021 18:40:09 3 4
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I wonder how many of the dissenters on here voted for Boris?
463
01/04/2021 19:02:11 0 2
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I didn't vote for him, Oh I'm not a dissenter
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01/04/2021 18:36:40 45 58
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No to this tyranny.

It's not necessary.

We will not comply with it.
41
01/04/2021 18:40:11 18 2
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I mean, people will though
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01/04/2021 18:38:26 489 205
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I thought the vaccines were the way out of this and all the draconian measures were being got rid of. Fat chance of the government letting go of any of there new found powers Also are we signing in to sit outside you couldnt make it up
42
01/04/2021 18:40:18 399 264
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Draconion signing in? Slight inconvienince maybe.
149
01/04/2021 18:48:18 47 40
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No. Draconian. If you go in for a quick pint and somebody walks in with Covid half an hour after you left you will be contacted to self isolate.
And people wonder why false numbers are given
217
01/04/2021 18:49:20 33 26
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Some people think even writing one line where they are required to remember their name and telephone number is too much like hard work!
268
01/04/2021 18:54:22 31 12
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I know, it is just the same at the Airport, I have to give them my details then they want to see my passport and ticket.....even Draco himself didn't demand passports.
where will it all end?
837
01/04/2021 19:26:07 1 1
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Get in the sea.
01/04/2021 20:05:30 1 2
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No problem last time.
Had to wait to get a table anyway.
01/04/2021 20:42:36 1 0
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Just the start Andy
aw
01/04/2021 22:09:45 1 0
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Why do we need to sign in to get a beer when we don’t at the supermarket it’s people like you who roll over and have their tummy tickled whilst our civil liberties are lost.
01/04/2021 22:58:32 2 2
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So right, I worry that simply signing in is described as 'draconian'...try being a Uyghur in China or Rohingya in Myanmar- the very silly escalation in dramatic use of language and hyperbole, leaves the writer with no where to go if something truly dreadful occurs

My mantra 'get a ruddy grip' is overlooked by those wanting to always make Everest out of Snowdon
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01/04/2021 18:40:20 2 2
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It'll be a case of RU50 and not RU18 and dont be sending out shandies to the youngsters
People just won't bother going then, simple as that.

Freedoms disappearing under the guise of the hysterical over-reaction to Covid.

People must say no to this control madness.
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01/04/2021 18:51:41 490 271
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Last time the pubs were open we all had to sign in., Takes about five seconds. Don;t see what the problem is. But if it puts people off going to the pub, excellent, more room and more proper beer for me!
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01/04/2021 18:55:28 42 50
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The more people who won't "give up freedoms" to have freedoms and protects others the better. Let the rest of us crack on and enjoy time in the pubs whilst knowing if there's an outbreak we can self isolate to protect others. Stop being selfish.
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Jim
01/04/2021 18:57:53 38 22
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You can tattoo a vaccine passport on my face if it means I can go back to the pub!
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mjb
01/04/2021 18:59:16 24 21
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More room for the rest of then, nice ??
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01/04/2021 19:02:53 44 45
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Ah, yes. A virus that cannot be detected by our five senses and has the capacity to kill thousands: and this reaction is considered to be "an hysterical over-reaction".
What planet do some people live on?
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Bob
01/04/2021 19:05:44 39 30
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If writing your name down or scanning a barcode puts you off going somewhere, you didn't really want to go there in the first place.

As usual the serial moaners are looking at things through their negative prism. Things like this are about opening things up sooner than otherwise. It is a positive thing.
503
01/04/2021 19:06:34 32 20
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I mean a huge effort to sign in........wow. Lazy or what
547
01/04/2021 19:09:27 11 5
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Say No! and stay home
659
01/04/2021 19:15:26 4 4
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Are people possibly not keen to sign up as if they get contacted they will have to isolate?? Agree on earlier comment too end of June will still probably mean masks & distancing
770
01/04/2021 19:21:37 10 5
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Google, Apple and your mobile phone company know where you are anyway.
Why be secretive about your identity in a pub?
860
01/04/2021 19:22:49 2 1
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OH YES WE WILL
892
01/04/2021 19:29:25 4 8
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When you see crowds of youths on TV not obeying the rules, then it's clear we need more restrictions.
903
01/04/2021 19:30:29 2 6
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If you have to sign in it must be risky. Best avoided.
911
01/04/2021 19:31:07 5 5
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Hahahaha, "people just wont bother going" - are you on the same planet as the rest of us? I will sign in. I will sign in my own blood. I will sell my soul to the devil. I will run naked through the streets of Aberdeen in February to enjoy a night out in the pub! You can protest outside the pub if you like, I will raise a glass to you.
969
01/04/2021 19:34:04 4 1
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Anyone down voting this, I'm sorry, but you are becoming a minority. Just curious, did you all want to overturn Brexit?
01/04/2021 19:39:10 1 1
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Free to infect folk?
01/04/2021 19:46:55 1 2
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Saying no is the madness.
BBB
01/04/2021 19:53:50 1 1
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That is there choice to go to the pub or not. One persons freedom might mean covid and loss of freedom for someone else !!!!
01/04/2021 19:59:29 3 3
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zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. Absolute rubbish. How many lives would you personally put a risk to support your 'rights'? 1, 2, 10, 100? I will have a pint, meet my mates and respect whatever the rules are. Whilst you are in the corner with your tin foil hat on being bloody miserable.
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01/04/2021 18:40:25 218 70
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Why doesn't this Govt ever speak to industry chiefs before coming up with random new regulations?
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01/04/2021 18:49:00 352 135
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Because we are crawling towards dictatorship
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01/04/2021 19:07:39 16 31
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Why should the gov't. do that? Who finances our NHS? 'Industry chiefs' don't. Who, ultimately, is responsible for the general good health of the nation? It isn't anyone who is running any of the various so-called 'hospitality' venues, etc.
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01/04/2021 19:20:51 12 7
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Because the industry chiefs have a vested interest in the easy option!
01/04/2021 20:05:19 1 6
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Because 'industry chiefs ' care about money over safety.
Roy
01/04/2021 20:39:59 5 2
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Because they are not interested. Pubs are a threat to authoritarians, because they are places where rumour spreads, which is a threat to authoritarians. It seems they want to smash the tradition completely.
01/04/2021 20:50:45 5 1
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Fascism
RPH
01/04/2021 20:53:25 3 4
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Possibly because they don't think Wetherspoons should dictate national health policy?
01/04/2021 21:04:54 5 3
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Because they're privately educated toffs who were brought up to always be utterly certain that they are right ?
01/04/2021 21:58:09 1 3
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I don't know, maybe it's because industry chiefs aren't pandemic experts. I'd love to see how hospitality chiefs would have backed closing down if it's been purely voluntary. how many zeroes would have been added to the end of the death figures? Get real people, this is a minor inconvenience and a step in the right direction. Either do it or stay in, your choices.
01/04/2021 23:21:30 0 3
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BECAUSE THE INDUSTRY ,, SO-CALLED BOFFINS ,,, ARE ONLY INTERESTED IN MONEY AT ANY COST!! NOTHING ELSE MATTERS... PLENTY MORE MORONS TO REPLACE THOSE DIEYING?? BUT THE PUBLIC AT LARGE DO NOT WANT THIS BUG FOR EVER IF POSSIBLE!!
MrW
01/04/2021 23:53:35 3 0
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Because they leak ideas to check how they are received before risking making it an actual policy.
02/04/2021 00:24:13 0 0
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Because they wouldn't like the answers.
02/04/2021 00:55:42 2 1
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Because we are sleepwalking into becoming a communist state where the government wants to control every part of our daily lives and shuts down anyone who dares to disagree.
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01/04/2021 18:40:27 77 27
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Wonder which dummy civil servant thought this one up
01/04/2021 21:16:10 11 3
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But Boris could easily say no.

The tories said they wanted to take back control ...
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DJ
01/04/2021 18:40:33 4 10
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Nobody cares. The only thing that will spread the disease in the next month or so is the schools...
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WSV
01/04/2021 18:40:34 68 53
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Working as a nursing home administrator through Covid for over a year now, it makes me laugh to see the pub industry whining because they have to comply with just the very basics of NHS track and trace.

They should see the overhead the care industry has to go through and then they'll realise that they've got off lightly.
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01/04/2021 18:47:34 55 48
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Nursing home administrators are responsible for THOUSANDS of deaths by not checking that people being dumped in by the NHS were carrying COVID19.

I assume you are not one of them ?

You chose to work in social/health care.

These people are simply being sociable.
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01/04/2021 18:52:34 17 0
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I'm sure your job has been hell on earth the last year but hospitality has not got off lightly. The cost of running table service , enforcing track and trace, increased cleaning schedules, with massively reduced capacity plus several other measures means my pub has zero chance of turning a profit when we open in May, plus the thousands I spent making it covid secure just to shut after two months!
01/04/2021 19:47:13 2 3
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There isn't an ICU table at my local pub!
01/04/2021 20:35:38 5 1
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My electrician friend has been walking in and out of care homes all year, with no clear regulations in place. Only in the past few months has that changed. Doesn't make any sense.
01/04/2021 22:30:38 4 0
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Track and Trace has failed, miserably failed. It won't improve because it was set up to fail from day one. Adding lists of names from pubs won't improve it.
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01/04/2021 18:40:42 719 339
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turns out the roadmap to "all restrictions being lifted on 21st of June" was a con. No end to social distancing, enforced ID cards and "vaccine passports" just to exist. So much for "three weeks to flatten the curve", look were we have ended up in. is this the future you saw a year ago?
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01/04/2021 18:50:33 546 191
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Almost like were still in a pandemic, then, eh?
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01/04/2021 18:48:25 54 86
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Stop being a moany old goat! At least the pubs will be open, and you can get a hair cut. And last time the pubs were open we all had to sign in. Just thank your lucky stars that you live in the UK and not the disastrous EU.
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01/04/2021 18:54:36 29 58
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You really are full of the joys of spring aren't you? You really do know how to boost people's morale don't you?

It is pessimism like yours which causes the wrong things to happen, so think positive for once.
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01/04/2021 18:58:24 24 13
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Not a con. Rrad the white paper on .gov and it is very clear...
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01/04/2021 19:01:34 47 35
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Agree. And the current figures come nowhere near justifying this sort of measure
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01/04/2021 19:03:08 40 29
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Perhaps not, but unless people try their best to stick to some of these precautions, it might be the same future we have in a year's time. This will end a lot sooner if we all just stick with it to get out of Lockdown.
445
01/04/2021 19:04:20 41 7
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What they actually said was "all restrictions being lifted AT THE EARLIEST on 21st of June"
482
01/04/2021 19:05:25 21 8
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Almost as if "three weeks to flatten the curve" was a load of flannel spouted by an idiot, isn't it? Fancy that.
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01/04/2021 19:05:43 9 20
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Personally i plan on maintaining restrictions after the government relent, no need to shake hands unless you need to communicate that you are a Mason and i don’t so that can go, apparently i didn’t need pubs in my life, so they can go, supermarket deliveries are wildly convinient, so no need to go back to brick and mortar stores.
498
01/04/2021 19:06:01 14 9
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Not an issue for folk who care about reducing the risks.
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01/04/2021 19:10:13 2 5
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There ****s of the highest order.
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01/04/2021 19:14:21 22 16
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You've all done it to yourselves.

If you won't take measures to stop spreading the virus yourselves, the government have to step in.

And guess what?

Yep, people in the UK are ignorant and selfish to the point they think they can do as they please and the virus will just go away.

NEWSFLASH

It isn't going to work that way. The virus isn't going to just go away without people doing something.
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01/04/2021 19:17:49 13 10
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Almost like we have a desperately incompetent government, isn’t it? P

But still you will vote for them ????????
742
01/04/2021 19:17:31 1 0
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Actually, yes.
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01/04/2021 19:31:39 0 0
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Sadly, yes it is
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01/04/2021 19:32:20 7 8
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Oh shut up! You have to sign in to a private members club, so what if you have to sign in to a pub. You avoid it if you like, the rest of us will laught at you.
01/04/2021 19:40:54 10 1
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Imagine what things will be like the 2 years.....it might take you a few days, a few weeks, but when it hits it might sting a little. Don't worry though, we all make choices, and one day we can choose another way. One day people will realise they are in control of their own lives and that the direction is upto you, not your boss, peers, politicians, kings and queens.
01/04/2021 19:48:32 3 0
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all restrictions were to be lifted if infection rates permitted.
01/04/2021 20:19:18 1 0
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It was an election strategy
RF
01/04/2021 20:53:06 5 1
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but the electorate will elect that collection of body parts that resembles the honey monster on a bad day again, cause ho ho, it's Boris
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01/04/2021 18:37:47 29 26
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For goodness' sake, all this whining! This is a pandemic!! OF COURSE we can make this work if we have the will. We just need to buckle down and do it.
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01/04/2021 18:40:48 8 9
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Why bother?

Just wait until it's over...

Which the way Boris is going, getting ever more dictatorial and paranoid, is going to keep getting kicked further and furher into the distant future.
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01/04/2021 18:40:53 633 272
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I'm no conspiracy theorist, but things like this are only making conspiracies more plausible.
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01/04/2021 18:44:30 324 212
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Me as well. I am beginning to think David Icke has a point lol.
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01/04/2021 18:54:42 46 17
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Listen, it’s simple.....you sign and have a pint or you buy a 6 pack and stay at home
953
01/04/2021 19:33:08 15 15
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They make us carry ID cards,
That say where we're from,
As if by being born we have done something wrong...
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01/04/2021 19:34:32 18 12
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No end date provided either so have to assume this is perm
01/04/2021 19:38:43 16 9
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You ain't seen nothing yet. I heard about Covid last October and watched all the governments of the world let this thing rip. Something else is going on, I don't pretend to know what, but when the majority are this emotionally driven and no longer able to critically think for themselves, it's a warning sign.
01/04/2021 19:46:03 22 6
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I'm not either but I really think it's time to stop ridiculing all dissenting views as "conspiracy theories". Obviously they are a mixed bag and some theories are just straight up lunacy. But a decent amount of what is happening right now was getting predicted this time last year.
01/04/2021 20:00:22 6 17
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Absolute tosh. Get a life and stop watching Xfiles.
01/04/2021 20:08:22 3 1
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Its like the moon landings all over again
01/04/2021 20:54:38 6 5
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Well said. Me neither, nor am I a denier but this sort of approach really does encourage such. The question remains, why does the minority who socialise in this way have to sign in whilst the vast majority who go everywhere else don’t. The obsession against these businesses has to end. No real logic. Maybe therefore somebody in government will explain in very simple layman terms, the rationale.
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01/04/2021 22:30:02 0 0
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I'm certainly have more questions than answers. The whole thing is a bit like Alice in Wonderland! Nothing they have done has made any sense!
Ann
01/04/2021 22:33:50 2 0
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True. This makes me wonder what Boris Johnson is up to ?
01/04/2021 22:50:26 1 1
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Maybe working on a covid ward where people are still suffering and dying would stop conspiracy theories its not over its something we have to live with
01/04/2021 22:58:01 1 1
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If you don’t like it, don’t go. What are you actually afraid of? Having to isolate if someone in the pub has covid? No - well sign then. It was surreal for the first few weeks that something like this can happen in 2020’s but now, just get a grip and remember it’s a form of war and all you need to do to keep your liberties is leave your name. Not too much to ask surely. Volunteer on ward instead
02/04/2021 00:34:27 0 1
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“I’m no conspiracy theorist” yeah right.
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01/04/2021 18:40:54 45 48
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If nobody complied, en masse, what are they gonna do about it?

For all the hysteria, when you look at the numbers, the virus literally only seriously affected a tiny handful of people under 50. Out of millions and millions and millions of people.... in addition, anyone who can be seriously affected has had a highly effective vaccine.

SO. Time for us all to make our choice - tyranny or freedom?
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01/04/2021 18:45:43 24 19
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You’re clearly under 50 and don’t give a stuff about those that are over 50 - bully for you
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01/04/2021 18:47:03 14 2
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"If nobody complied, en masse, what are they gonna do about it?"

Close the pubs again. So time for us all to make our choice. Comply or dry.
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01/04/2021 18:48:04 8 2
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Tyranny, Marcus, tyranny? Have you looked up a definition of that word or are you just into the thing of the moment, to exaggerate widely to try to make some sort of weird point? Are you a real person or just a bot on overload?
Hmm you’re a shining example of the ‘Great British’ stupid public I see. Removed
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01/04/2021 18:50:26 10 4
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Or new variants which negate the vaccine for those fortunate enough to have been offered one. We could end up back on square one - the whole population without protection. And a new variant might turn up causing trouble for young people. The need for caution is real.
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01/04/2021 18:56:32 6 3
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126,000 dead and thousands more still suffering with the long term effects is not a tiny handful.

All this tyranny or freedom garbage just makes you sound like a stroppy teenager "I shan't do it and you can't make me". Pathetic.
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01/04/2021 18:56:47 3 1
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Comment posted by MarcusAurealius, today at 19:40MarcusAurealius
19:40
If nobody complied, en masse, what are they gonna do about it?

Close the pubs.

Is there a prize?
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01/04/2021 18:59:11 2 2
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Well. Theyll close all the pubs and shops again. What a self centred attitude to life you have. Stuff the sick and dying, as long as you get your phoney internet revolution. Tyranny. The minute I read that word, Im reminded how stupid some people are. Feel free to go live in North Korea if tyranny is what you seek.
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01/04/2021 19:14:19 0 0
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How about everyone who is elderly and has any money lying around take poeple like you out of their wills and donate it to good causes that'll make a difference to this world with positive attitudes. Rather than selfish and self entitled comments from people like this.
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01/04/2021 18:38:29 29 25
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An inconvenience maybe but not something we haven’t done before.
Can’t see why genuine customers would object or not comply with the request.
53
01/04/2021 18:40:54 22 7
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Even when I was buying drinks underage in the 70s I didn't have to sign in.
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01/04/2021 18:48:58 4 3
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A global pandemic hadn’t killed 130,000 people at the time.
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01/04/2021 18:38:42 17 23
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Another clue that it is not just a pandemic.

Either the vaccines work or they don't. Which is it ?
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01/04/2021 18:40:56 28 3
bbc
It isn't binary like that. They work about 90% of the time, and plenty of people won't have had a vaccine by then. Hence the precautions.
55
01/04/2021 18:41:05 13 7
bbc
April Fool's joke?
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MVS
01/04/2021 18:44:31 7 2
bbc
I do hope so!
878
01/04/2021 19:28:33 0 0
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As its past Noon, the one who said it is a fool. Was it Boris?
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01/04/2021 18:38:10 1231 503
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We don't need to do this when we all go to the supermarket, so why do we need to do this for the pub?

Ridiculous.
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01/04/2021 18:41:05 238 257
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Good point, adroxis
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01/04/2021 18:49:08 270 91
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Because you don’t get drunk at supermarkets and try to either fight everyone or kiss everyone.
19
01/04/2021 18:38:10 1231 503
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We don't need to do this when we all go to the supermarket, so why do we need to do this for the pub?

Ridiculous.
Do we really have to explain this to a dismal sub-set of the human race *again*?
When you go to the supermarket you are not remaining close to the same people for a prolonged period of time. You are masked, you are hopefully distanced the vast majority of time and even when you're closer than 2m it's only transitory- the risk of passing on infection is far, far less than when you're in a pub.
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01/04/2021 18:41:08 223 57
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Table for Mr M Mouse esq, and his guests, Hugh Janis, John of Warwick, Mr R Hood......
98
01/04/2021 18:44:31 79 22
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Yep.
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01/04/2021 19:24:20 13 0
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Mr Hugh G Rection
Mike Hunt, Richard Head and Ivor Dick. Removed
01/04/2021 20:26:09 5 0
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Well yes, I dont give any old dick and harry my private mobile.

Thats that way it is........
Roy
01/04/2021 20:38:29 18 3
bbc
But they'll want you to pay by smart phone or card, so they have tabs on you. It's going to get a whole lot worse unless we refuse to go along with this nonsense.
01/04/2021 20:41:12 8 25
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Which is why we need ID and/or proof of immunization cards.
I was surprised I needed ID to get a drink in the US recently, especially as I'm a middle aged fat bloke. Why is there so much resistance to ID here, especially where there are a...holes like you who will deliberately try to circumvent a system that is designed to keep them safe ?
01/04/2021 23:27:23 4 9
bbc
Some idiots did that at a pub in town, signed in as Mickey Mouse and the staff didn’t check (or care) so the council and police closed the pub and the manager got fired.

So feel free to do the same..
02/04/2021 07:48:11 2 2
bbc
Childish behaviour. Illustrates why we're still having problems with Covid.
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01/04/2021 18:41:17 14 13
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For the record, we’re not out of the pandemic yet. It’s still a global issue, with France now being forced into another national lockdown, and vaccine supplies are still sparse.

When the rollout is done, life will continue as normal. People need to understand that, even with a vaccine, protecting the majority of the world’s 7 billion people doesn’t happen overnight.
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01/04/2021 18:46:31 0 0
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How gullible are you
Oven ready deal bozo ? What about the fishermen? Removed
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01/04/2021 18:41:20 0 13
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The remainers said fish dont matter
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01/04/2021 18:41:23 88 63
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Why are people making out this is super complicated?

Want to go into the pub? Provide details for test and trace.

Not rocket science.
Yet there is no scientific justification for it. There was no scientific justification even before 100% of people who are at risk had been given a highly effective vaccine.

So you are right its not rocket science, its unjustifiable tyranny.
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01/04/2021 20:38:49 1 0
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How will cards machines work in rural town gardens?
01/04/2021 20:38:59 0 0
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Seems like rocket science to me.
01/04/2021 21:07:25 2 0
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Provide details before you leave your house I say. Honestly what’s the problem?....
01/04/2021 22:26:56 0 0
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If you think leaving your name and address is a good idea, why only a christian name on your comment?
01/04/2021 23:38:43 1 0
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But test and trace is a failed system and does not work - who do you know who had downloaded that stupid NHS app???
02/04/2021 13:48:22 0 0
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Quite !
No one seems to mention that pubs have the right to refuse admission NOW and increasingly use goons to enforce this.
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01/04/2021 18:41:31 5 2
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There was no system for pubs to check that groups were complying with the rules on household mixing (or rather not mixing) last summer and it ended with with vast breach of social distancing rules. There is still no solution in this announcement as to how pubs/restaurants will ensure that mixed groups arriving and sitting without distancing are compliant with the limits on household inter-mixing.
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01/04/2021 18:39:10 10 21
bbc
Greedy publicans etc moaning again. We need public safety. They just want to make a quick profit. Sick of hearing about them. I won't be giving them my custom.
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01/04/2021 18:41:44 3 1
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Good.
64
01/04/2021 18:41:46 8 9
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Same people who whine about the youth of today, whining about having to give their name and number to enter a pub. Boomers never cease to amuse!
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01/04/2021 18:44:20 0 1
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With a name like George surely you are older than a boomer?
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01/04/2021 18:47:07 0 0
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Amazes me how many people love to throw alcohol tax into the government coffers but laugh at smokers when they do the same! If you are such a person simply put your name down and stop whining like a baby.
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01/04/2021 18:41:47 270 145
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Unscientific and open to abuse.

But it’s a small price to pay for finally having a pint or three with my mates! ??????
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01/04/2021 18:56:39 247 129
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Precisely. Takes five seconds to sign in. We have waited a long time for a proper pint!
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01/04/2021 18:59:25 19 4
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But it isn’t sensible. Many people go to a cafe for a cup of coffee, and what is the difference from now when I can go and buy a coffee from a takeaway cabin and sit on a bench or table with friends
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01/04/2021 19:32:02 5 2
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If they want you to sign in they must think it's a risky thing to do. Best to avoid.
01/04/2021 20:06:01 0 1
bbc
You can do that with 5 friends in the garden now, much safer.
01/04/2021 20:24:23 1 1
bbc
Make sure you wash your hands before and after touching the pen!
01/04/2021 20:30:12 8 2
bbc
I can do that with 5 mates already in the garden. Without checking in.

Another nail in the coffin of many pubs c/o BoZo and Co.
01/04/2021 20:41:40 0 1
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Sheep
01/04/2021 22:34:40 1 0
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You won't be allowed to speak, have to sit on plastic chairs, floodlights on full glare, no background music, hand up for toilet permission, no standing, all staff in bio suits. Enjoy.
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01/04/2021 18:37:27 28 15
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I own a Neither a mobile, or a land line.

So it’s more tesco home delivery beer for a while.
66
01/04/2021 18:41:56 45 14
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But you are on the net? Strange..
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01/04/2021 18:45:23 12 2
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Desktop PC’s have been a thing a long time.

The landline number was closed due to thrice weekly scam callers, but the net connection is separate.
620
01/04/2021 19:09:47 5 0
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Yes, it is called using a computer/laptop over the internet......
02/04/2021 09:28:38 2 0
bbc
ever heard of a dongle, I dont use the phone, smart or dumb either and my old pay as you go sim is completely unregistered
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01/04/2021 18:39:40 38 6
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The headline 'Every customer must sign in when pubs reopen'. Sounds like going to work!
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01/04/2021 18:41:58 16 1
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Put in a shift?
01/04/2021 20:44:45 0 0
bbc
8 hours drinking with 2 coffee breaks and lunch break?
Sounds good.
Double tome at weekends?
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JL
01/04/2021 18:37:37 28 35
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How’s everyone enjoying their free taste of communism?

“3 weeks to protect the NHS”...
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01/04/2021 18:42:04 29 12
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What an utterly pointless, unintelligent, melodramatic, non-sequitur, Trumpist, unhelpful, illogical, pitifully childish comment.
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JL
01/04/2021 18:50:05 2 5
bbc
Put your thesaurus down and pick up a history book.
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01/04/2021 18:42:07 2 1
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Looool alcohol in a social setting is now looking like a benefit.
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TPB
01/04/2021 18:42:12 12 15
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A reasonable requirement. I ask those protesting, for the sake of them increasing their profits, how many deaths they think are acceptable?
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01/04/2021 18:43:52 3 1
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People running pubs did not let CV19 into the country.
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01/04/2021 18:45:31 0 1
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Giving your details won’t stop the virus from spreading.
122
01/04/2021 18:46:35 0 1
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How many deaths do YOU think are acceptable. And don't say none, that can't possible. Instead, ask yourself how much trouble do you want everyone to go to keep one person alive?
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01/04/2021 18:53:19 0 0
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People will just mix more at home. So whatever deaths come along as a result will be similar.

Have you heard of these new fangled "vaccines" by the way ?
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01/04/2021 18:35:00 260 148
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So there you have it. Pubs can open up but in fact they can't. Ever get the feeling you've been had.
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01/04/2021 18:42:18 184 70
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How can they not open up?

It's not complicated. Most pubs before the latest lockdown were already doing this.
228
01/04/2021 18:52:30 14 13
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Do you really think anyone gave their real details?
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01/04/2021 19:02:16 19 12
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Except it was one person per group, now it’s every single person.
Seems excessive given I don’t need to sign in at Tesco but need to sign in to sit outside a pub?!
888
01/04/2021 19:29:11 2 13
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There is a wonderful place called the sea Matthew. It is where you belong. Embrace it.
01/04/2021 20:17:56 11 10
bbc
Those vaccinations really helped speed things along! It's as if it's just water in those syringes and the government don't want us to find out!
Ignore him you can't change an idiot Removed
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01/04/2021 18:42:29 8 8
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They might not like it but protection must come before luxury.

When it comes down to it we all know what's important - and it's not getting drunk in a pub car park.
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01/04/2021 18:52:06 1 2
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You do realise that people will just mix at home instead.

No one will be "signing in" at their friends houses.

And the setting will be identical. Booze, bonhomie, hugs.

It is just a pathetic attempt to destroy our pub culture. Most of our government are not British .. so they don't care.
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01/04/2021 19:00:21 0 1
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Individual Freedom is now a luxury? You'd have got on well inside the USSR.
28
01/04/2021 18:39:10 10 21
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Greedy publicans etc moaning again. We need public safety. They just want to make a quick profit. Sick of hearing about them. I won't be giving them my custom.
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01/04/2021 18:42:29 2 0
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Don't worry. They won't miss you with your silly attitude.
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01/04/2021 18:36:40 45 58
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No to this tyranny.

It's not necessary.

We will not comply with it.
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01/04/2021 18:42:34 13 2
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Stay at home then
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Les
01/04/2021 18:42:41 8 10
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Just get on with it and stop bitching. Anything that helps should be welcomed as some people will still feel wary of going to pubs etc. Proprietors should not complain as if they comply it will encourage more people to go.
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01/04/2021 18:42:45 392 90
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Can't be bothered with all that putting my hand up to take a leak. Not really a pub if you can't speak to people and walk around. Nah not for me. Cheers to more home drinking.
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01/04/2021 18:58:21 204 256
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What pub do drink at where you go talking to people... You're the annoying drunk.
598
01/04/2021 19:11:51 16 0
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And saving money.
775
01/04/2021 19:21:58 28 2
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Indeed. Expect to see large outdoor gatherings with off licence alcohol becoming the "new normal"
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01/04/2021 19:34:37 29 1
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This is so difficult. Much as I relish the idea of returning to a pub, I am now so used to a few "cosy corners" at home, I am loathe to return until I can do so "normally". In olden times the pub was a place for the working classes to escape to nicer surroundings. Not any more. So sad
Lee
01/04/2021 19:42:53 11 10
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Put your hand up to take a leak? That’s a school. How old are you? ??
01/04/2021 19:53:48 11 2
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Yet the toilets in supermarkets are open and unmanned. Our seaside council maintained toilet facilities are the same.
01/04/2021 19:59:40 29 3
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Why would people go to pub with all these rules when they can just have all their mates over at home and no angry, loud t*ssers!
01/04/2021 21:34:28 0 1
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Cool more room for other people
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MVS
01/04/2021 18:42:53 23 14
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Utterly ludicrous and petty. This will not be policed by many landlords. And why should it?
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01/04/2021 18:55:29 7 8
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It wasn't that hard to impliment before and it won't be that hard now.
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01/04/2021 18:43:06 1 3
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Problem is as we saw in Nottingham this week and Sheffield before. Alcohol leads to rule breaking. However the institutions that a lot of the law breakers belong to do not seem keen on expelling law breakers en mass as they pay their wages. Opening the pubs will see some (maybe not all) break the rules as they are unlikely to be punished. So it falls on the poor pub owners to make a record.
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01/04/2021 18:55:04 0 0
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you will see the same issues as last summer at least until late june, every sunny day places outdoors will be rammed, in the evenings the streets fill up on closing time, you will need staggered closing times to stop midnight high streets filling up with people not ready to go home yet but also out of options for places to drink due to limits on numbers in the late opening places etc.
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01/04/2021 18:58:39 0 0
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I see the temperence movement is out in force tonight!
" Alcohol leads to `rule breaking`!"...." Break the rules!"...."Punished!"
Just take a step back and think where you are.....
This is the UK, not North Korea.
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01/04/2021 18:36:40 45 58
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No to this tyranny.

It's not necessary.

We will not comply with it.
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01/04/2021 18:43:06 13 4
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You will have no choice. The rest of us want to stay alive.
most of us want to live, not just stay alive. Go back in your bunker and leave the rest of living to us will you. Your time is over. Removed
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01/04/2021 18:48:08 4 10
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Get a grip bed wetter!
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01/04/2021 18:52:55 2 13
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Stay alive?!

Unless you are over 60 with some serious health issues, the chances of getting seriously sick with covid are very remote.

In my age bracket, statistically the worst I am going to get is a week off work and a tin of chicken soup. Wish I could catch it tbh. Need some time off to crack on with my xbox backlog.
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01/04/2021 18:39:10 10 21
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Greedy publicans etc moaning again. We need public safety. They just want to make a quick profit. Sick of hearing about them. I won't be giving them my custom.
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VG
01/04/2021 18:43:09 3 0
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Greedy? The sector has been decimated! But go ahead and give them the swerve, I’m sure they will miss you in the corner nursing half a bitter all evening.....
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01/04/2021 18:38:42 17 23
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Another clue that it is not just a pandemic.

Either the vaccines work or they don't. Which is it ?
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01/04/2021 18:43:12 5 0
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They are not 100% effective so a vaccinated person can be infected by an unvaccinated person. But I suppose you are against no vaccine no admittance too?
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01/04/2021 18:38:29 29 25
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An inconvenience maybe but not something we haven’t done before.
Can’t see why genuine customers would object or not comply with the request.
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01/04/2021 18:43:17 4 3
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Because if a couple go into an empty pub,according to the "rules"they are a health risk,so have to register with Big Brother.but if they go to the local Wal-Mart superstore,they can mingle with 500 other people no problem ?
750
01/04/2021 19:20:22 1 0
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Where is there a Wal-Mart located in the UK?
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01/04/2021 19:24:25 0 0
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Until the use their credit card or store card. Then they are tracked.
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01/04/2021 18:43:19 62 16
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Why the fixation with pubs?
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01/04/2021 18:49:00 34 2
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Um lets think. Tax revenue via the sale of the biggest consumable legal drug on the planet aside from coffee. Just guessing mind.
167
01/04/2021 18:49:28 10 0
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It's where we plebs have our fun, that's why.
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01/04/2021 18:52:54 0 3
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A lot of local shops have been doing it during lockdown. Including my little farm shop also they ask you to pay by card. Cafes and restaurants were doing it before lockdown and they are expecting it to continue.
249
01/04/2021 18:53:09 4 2
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because people hang out, drink, socialise, use the facilities and mingle in pubs and don't tend to elsewhere with random people.
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01/04/2021 18:58:38 12 6
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They're a microcosm of society, if you can't freely go to a pub, you can't be free in your society. The population (every individual) is now the property of the state, and the state claims its right to control what any indiviual can do. That's right it's called slavery. It's meant to be illegal, but since when did the British state care about the rule of law.
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Bob
01/04/2021 19:20:25 2 3
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Well, despite the headline only mentioning pubs, this is hospitality in general. Those venues are where most people mix in groups and households.

You don't go and do your weekly shop at the supermarket with 5 of your mates.
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01/04/2021 19:35:04 0 1
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Will include restrants as well.
997
01/04/2021 19:35:58 1 9
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I agree, shut them all. No more drunken eejits clogging up A&E.
01/04/2021 23:13:03 0 1
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Why? It is a well-known phenomenon that some people don't know or refuse to accept when they've had enough alcohol in them and as a consequence, behave like idiots. Such behaviour will encourage the spread of covid-19.
02/04/2021 19:23:01 0 0
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Quite.
Oven ready deal bozo ? What about the fishermen? Removed
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01/04/2021 18:43:31 2 5
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Oh dear, I thought the remoaners were all in their holes still sobbing.....
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01/04/2021 18:38:29 29 25
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An inconvenience maybe but not something we haven’t done before.
Can’t see why genuine customers would object or not comply with the request.
85
01/04/2021 18:43:31 4 2
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We don't, we object to everyone in a group having to sign in individually. Anyway, as Trace and Test is the mess it is, is there any point in anyone signing in?
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01/04/2021 18:43:32 163 50
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I wouldn't mind so much if it was actually any use!
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01/04/2021 18:44:35 90 177
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It is ...
87
01/04/2021 18:43:33 22 5
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It’s getting dryer than Qataar..
Oven ready deal bozo ? What about the fishermen? Removed
88
01/04/2021 18:43:39 1 0
bbc
Is this about signing in at pubs?
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01/04/2021 18:39:37 12 18
bbc
Pubs are safer than shops......
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01/04/2021 18:43:41 13 5
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Reference, please? Otherwise it's a meaningless assertion.
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TPB
01/04/2021 18:42:12 12 15
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A reasonable requirement. I ask those protesting, for the sake of them increasing their profits, how many deaths they think are acceptable?
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01/04/2021 18:43:52 3 1
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People running pubs did not let CV19 into the country.
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01/04/2021 18:43:56 8 9
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Makes sense to me, ive got nothing to hide. It makes me laugh that people get so paranoid about these little things. I work in technology, trust me we already being tracked daily but not by the government.
I believe they were Goebbels' (of NSDAP) words - if you have nothing to hide then you have nothing to fear.
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01/04/2021 18:50:15 0 1
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Absolute garbage if you leave your phone at home
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01/04/2021 18:52:23 0 2
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Your phone will track you way better than any government scheme but people are fine about that exactly.
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01/04/2021 18:55:35 2 0
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You might be, some of us who work in technology aren't.

As for "I have nothing to hide"... I'm fairly sure that was the position adopted by lots of Jews in the 1930s, not to mention lots of the Russians who were murdered in the Gulags, and did I mention all the intellectuals of China who Mao did for... yeah, history demonstrates clearly what happens to the "I have nothing to hide" people.
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01/04/2021 18:44:12 4 7
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Do not forget to log off after your second pint. Otherwise Boris Pfeffel the Big Ego Tyrant will lock you down for another 4 months.
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01/04/2021 18:44:17 26 9
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People will have to remember all of their made up names in all of the different pubs they use again Nothing is ever simple
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01/04/2021 18:47:10 5 3
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brilliant
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01/04/2021 18:53:06 1 5
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It they’re struggling to remember their false names they could do something radical like, I dunno, use their real names.

Though I suppose the idiots who have a problem with this struggle with basic things like tying their shoelaces and remembering their names.
Jim
01/04/2021 19:50:02 1 4
bbc
Sure you don't get contacted by track & trace and you unwittingly give it to your loved ones but hey it was worth it just because you didnt give your real name ??
01/04/2021 20:21:14 0 0
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why
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01/04/2021 18:44:17 6 6
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‘Shall we go out for a drink i tonight dear ?’

‘No, not if both of us have to sign in, I’d rather stay at home’

Does UK Hospitality really think this type of conversation will happen or are they moaning for the sake of moaning.

If people want to go for a drink they are not going to care if they all have to sign in or not
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01/04/2021 18:51:35 0 2
bbc
signing in takes what a couple of minutes based on last summer, people are just moaning for the sake of anything that is different to live before covid.
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01/04/2021 18:53:52 1 0
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Many do. A pad of names, addresses and phone numbers left by the entrance of a pub for all to see (as was the case in many pubs last summer) is a GDPR nightmare, and potential stalking issue.
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01/04/2021 18:55:17 1 0
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I would beg to differ.
I would sooner not go out than put up with this wind up.
We have had a year to get used to not going out so it isn`t going to be even a change of habit.
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01/04/2021 18:41:46 8 9
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Same people who whine about the youth of today, whining about having to give their name and number to enter a pub. Boomers never cease to amuse!
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01/04/2021 18:44:20 0 1
bbc
With a name like George surely you are older than a boomer?
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01/04/2021 18:44:28 6 2
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That’ll do it...Stupid numpties.
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01/04/2021 18:40:53 633 272
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I'm no conspiracy theorist, but things like this are only making conspiracies more plausible.
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01/04/2021 18:44:30 324 212
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Me as well. I am beginning to think David Icke has a point lol.
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01/04/2021 18:52:43 58 51
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How hard is it. You give nearly every company loads of information, allow multiple apps to track your whereabouts day in, day out, have Facebook pixels on every page tracking everything you do. But won't use an app to support a global movement to tackle a pandemic and get things back to normal. Ffs
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01/04/2021 18:54:04 16 2
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But I don't think BJ is a lizard though !
988
01/04/2021 19:35:23 8 2
bbc
Thats normally the first sign that you need to seek help...
You're being an idiot. Stop it. Removed
01/04/2021 20:00:37 2 0
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You would.
01/04/2021 20:16:43 3 1
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What a ridiculous comment
01/04/2021 20:56:52 0 1
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He has!
01/04/2021 21:57:03 1 0
bbc
Has he not ascended yet?
01/04/2021 22:48:21 1 1
bbc
No...he really, really hasn't!
Removed
02/04/2021 10:28:35 0 0
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Did'nt He ALWAYS!!!
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01/04/2021 18:41:08 223 57
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Table for Mr M Mouse esq, and his guests, Hugh Janis, John of Warwick, Mr R Hood......
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01/04/2021 18:44:31 79 22
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Yep.
02/04/2021 03:08:05 5 0
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Mice shouldn't be in pubs
55
01/04/2021 18:41:05 13 7
bbc
April Fool's joke?
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MVS
01/04/2021 18:44:31 7 2
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I do hope so!
86
01/04/2021 18:43:32 163 50
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I wouldn't mind so much if it was actually any use!
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01/04/2021 18:44:35 90 177
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It is ...
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01/04/2021 18:46:41 34 8
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Oh apologies. There was me thinking track and trace UK style was a broken waste of expensive space. Thanks for putting me right
01/04/2021 22:31:37 7 1
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Really? who is going to check i use my real name & phone number? Track & trace can waste all the time they want ringing the wrong phone number I'll be leaving!
Total waste of time.