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Old 30th Apr 2021, 09:58
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flash8
 
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Originally Posted by Cornish Jack View Post
At various stages throughout the pandemic, it was almost a 'given' that mention would be made of the ability/inability to 'go to the pub'. Indeed, It constantly features on the assessment scale of where we have got to in the recovery phase. It seems to be ahead of cinemas, restaurants, theatres, churches, etc., in public (or political) importance. Apart from the 'Aussie Immigrant's' support (financial or otherwise), why this emphasis? In local terms, 3 of the 4. which were operating when we moved to our present village, closed prior to the lockdown, so is their importance exaggerated?
The British obsession of getting pissed. Lived in quite a few places and invariably if there is trouble in the bars it comes from drunk Brits, Irish, Aussies, Kiwis or South Africans, all five have sterling reputations in the trouble department. Many cannot live without bars, unlike their indigenous counterparts.

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