Well, we learned a lot about the UK under the Tories in 2020, didn’t we? Most especially, we learned that they only look after their own.
So, according to the BBC, Liverpool is facing a new kind of lockdown as it stands in the highest tier of Boris Johnson’s new Covid-19 alert system:
The Liverpool City Region will be on the “very high” Covid alert level from Wednesday, Boris Johnson has announced.
Confirming new three-tier restrictions, the PM said pubs, bars and betting shops would close on Merseyside.
… with certain exceptions.
It seems the Wetherspoons chain of pubs is exempt from closure because the Tories have dreamed up the excuse that they are “food-based pubs”. Yes indeed, it’s nothing to do with them being run by a leading Tory donor, Tim Martin!
Or is it? On the social media, people have their own opinions:
We all know the mantra by now: "A bar snack a day keeps the pandemic away…"
— Edwin Hayward 🦄 🗡 (@uk_domain_names) October 12, 2020
Since when is bloody Wetherspoons a food based pub? It’s full of drunken men with zero care for social distancing. They should be the first to close. Couldn’t be anything to do with Tim Martin being a brexiter 🛎 🔚? https://t.co/lKdFNrXYb9
— Kate Wilton (@KateWilton1) October 12, 2020
Who could have predicted that Tory bootlicker Tim Martin would have his Wetherspoons pubs exempted from the lockdown in Liverpool?
Thats Tim Martin who withheld wages for his 43,000 staff and only reversed this after a public backlash.#Neverspoons
— Katy (@KatyJayne101) October 12, 2020
— Sam Munnery (@SamMunnery) October 12, 2020
Your periodic reminder that Wetherspoons boss Tim Martin donated £50k to the Conservative Party in December 2019 and £200k+ to Vote Leave in 2016 pic.twitter.com/xQ6KqferW8
— Sam Bright (@WritesBright) October 12, 2020
Of course Tim Martin Wetherspoons will be able to stay open.
We’ve all become accustomed to how things work when your part on the Tory One nation society 🤬🤬🤬
— kerry Hooper🌹 (@hewitson10) October 12, 2020
Liverpool famously stopped buying The Sun after it ran a headline attacking football fans from the city after the Hillsborough disaster.
I’m wondering if this latest Tory abuse will prompt a similar response…
Wetherspoons could be the only pubs going and I'd still not go near them.
— Louis Barfe (@AlanKelloggs) October 12, 2020
The PM said all retail outlets, schools and universities would remain open.
So his new rules won’t make a scrap of difference and Covid-19 infection rates will continue to rise.
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