Author Topic: Andy Burnham calls for urgent review of 10pm pub closures  (Read 108 times)

celeste

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-54323760

There should be an "urgent review" of 10pm closure times for restaurants and pubs, Greater Manchester's mayor says.
Andy Burnham said it meant people were gathering in homes and supermarkets that were "packed out to the rafters" once the bars closed.

Scenes of crowds forming after closing time have been filmed in UK cities including Liverpool and York.
There are no specific plans to review the policy, but all measures are kept under review, the PM's spokesman said.
He highlighted a police statement that said the crowds seen in Liverpool over the weekend were dispersed within minutes, with the city centre "virtually empty" by 22:30 BST.
The 22:00 closing time had been used in local lockdown areas and experience there suggested it struck "the right balance", allowing businesses to trade "for the majority of the evening", the spokesman added.

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celeste

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Perhaps 11pm would have been better,  it worked years ago,  people had maybe had enough and were more tired
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The buffoon Burnham is playing a silly game , it is the bars and clubs in the city centre thatís causing the problems not the local around the corner where There are proper social distancing and limited number of people

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Burnham is going to keep the City Centre dwellers happy, they're his people, the libtard types moving up here from Londonistan, he doesn't give a toss about the pubs outside that area, I think the Manctopia series shown what the priorities of this charlatan and his coterie are, he thinks that throwing in a few platitudes about 'levelling up' and banging on about the situation 'oop North' will ingratiate him with Manchester folk who didn't want him in the First place as demonstrated by the low turnout at his election, in reality he is setting up a new Northern elite to rival the South, where he spent most of his time prior to landing the cushy Mayoral gig.