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First weekend of pub curfews ...

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annabel85 Sat 26-Sep-20 19:47:14

And we're back to civil unrest on the streets again with mass protests and violent clashes with police.

Like the lockdown when the pubs were shut.

Warning in case the government shut all the pubs down. Brits/English will tolerate anything until you come after their pubs.

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lughnasadh Sat 26-Sep-20 19:58:00

What?

'Civil unrest'?

Where?

annabel85 Sat 26-Sep-20 20:01:49

lughnasadh

What?

'Civil unrest'?

Where?

twitter.com/SkyNews/status/1309892124549283841

A few videos knocking about of trouble.

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Crunchymum Sat 26-Sep-20 20:06:39

It was hardly civil unrest shock and absolutely nothing to do with the first weekend of pubs closing earlier!!

lughnasadh Sat 26-Sep-20 20:19:52

grin That was a not very large protest in London.
They probably ended up in the pub afterwards, certainly lots of them were brandishing beer cans during their little tantrum.

You have a funny idea of civil unrest.

StatisticalSense Sat 26-Sep-20 20:21:43

The bigger issue were the pictures of the tubes and streets outside of the hospitality venues last night. Unless better infrastructure is put into place it is clear that closing at 10 will cause more new opportunities for transmission that it eliminates due to the lack of capacity to deal with all pubgoers leaving at the last possible minute (in usual times most pubs and bars will typically see people leave in dribs and drabs from 10pm onwards with few still being on the premises by the point they ask people to leave).

SoUtterlyGroundDown Sat 26-Sep-20 20:22:24

That’s not civil unrest. It’s a protest that was dispersed. And had nothing to do with the pub curfew... I’m pretty sure it was arranged before the new rules were imposed.

RufustheSniggeringReindeer Sat 26-Sep-20 21:09:19

Im sure it was soutterly

But its much better to attempt to link it to pubs closing early 🤔

People aren’t protesting about the pubs closing early....they are just getting to the pubs earlier And getting an early start!

RegularHumanBartender Sat 26-Sep-20 21:17:26

That's hardly civil unrest is it. Talk about dramatics hmm

Morsmordre Sat 26-Sep-20 22:30:39

Civil Unrest hmm

RhubarbTea Sun 27-Sep-20 00:31:27

Was this thread started by a DailyMail bot or something? It's bizarre, and the OP makes almost no sense.

ivykaty44 Sun 27-Sep-20 07:53:34

They were queuing to get in the pubs at 4pm here, Saturday night now starts much earlier

iamusuallybeingunreasonable Sun 27-Sep-20 09:04:51

Pub curfews done not a damn thing here, the local bars (which used to be of a nightclub scenario) all opened at noon yesterday, massive queues outside them to get in, and pissed up people roaming town in groups whilst families still doing their Saturday in town shop - ridiculous

annabel85 Sun 27-Sep-20 10:16:54

iamusuallybeingunreasonable

Pub curfews done not a damn thing here, the local bars (which used to be of a nightclub scenario) all opened at noon yesterday, massive queues outside them to get in, and pissed up people roaming town in groups whilst families still doing their Saturday in town shop - ridiculous

And then at 10pm they pile into supermarkets and off licenses to grab crates full of booze to take back to house parties.

People are just pricks.

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middleager Sun 27-Sep-20 10:28:54

I haven't been out for weeks but last night we went out for a family meal in a city known for its anount of pubs.

At 6.30pm there were queues for the pubs. We went for a drink first and had pre booked a table. The pub's attention to detail was second to none I have to say.

At 10pm we left the restaurant. All the pubs poured out and the streets were rammed! I think I saw more drunk people than I've seen in a long time. (I'm 47 and used to go to pubs lots - my mother was a licensee and I was a bar maid) yet what I saw last night concerned me.

It wasn't just the volume, it was how drunk everybody was. The police were out but there were too many people.

Everybody piling out shoulder to shoulder and then heading to the train station.

I don't believe in closing pubs. They need to stagger the closing time as the curfew seems to have created a new problem.

Rosehip10 Sun 27-Sep-20 11:52:17

"Civil unrest" ffs - grow up.

Civil unrest in the UK means (more) moaning on social media and places like MN (a good thing vs idiots looting/burning and assaulting)

Char2015 Sun 27-Sep-20 12:24:07

Well this has backfired hasn't it. 10pm curfew is doing more harm than good. Packed streets, packed tubes, groups moving to homes to continue their parties. What another bad decision by the Government.

RufustheSniggeringReindeer Sun 27-Sep-20 13:22:26

Dd is chuffed as 10

She went to the pub last night and because it closed at 10 she could get to bed early

She is obviously in a minority though

annabel85 Sun 27-Sep-20 13:23:30

Char2015

Well this has backfired hasn't it. 10pm curfew is doing more harm than good. Packed streets, packed tubes, groups moving to homes to continue their parties. What another bad decision by the Government.

It was a fudge to stop the government having to compensate pubs but being shown to be doing something.

It's a waste of time if you're not going to ban all alcohol sold from 10pm/disperse city centres and disperse house parties.

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MrsWhites Sun 27-Sep-20 13:23:42

I’ve seen some videos of our local town on social media, absolutely rammed at 10.15 with people piling out of the Tesco express style supermarkets and basically partying on the streets. Also seen taxi ranks and train stations full of people not social distancing so for me the curfew does more harm than good. At the very least they need to ban supermarkets from selling alcohol after 10pm, it won’t stop the situation completely but it will stop the opportunist ‘lets go to Tesco and carry this on at my house’ type of gathering to an extent.

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