One of the biggest questions that has plagued this pandemic lockdown is just when life will return to normal and more importantly for most Brits, just when we’ll be allowed to go back to the pub again.
There’s been no concrete answer about this yet, with some saying that it seems unlikely that pubs will be open again before the end of the year. Of course though, Tim Martin and Wetherspoons are looking to challenge this and make a quick buck by announcing that they’re planning on re-opening in July. Here’s what was said in an after hours stock market announcement yesterday:
The company is likely to make some changes to its operating model, assuming increased social distancing, and anticipates a gradual recovery in customer numbers.
Wetherspoon pubs are substantially larger than average, and most have outside facilities.
The company believes these factors are likely to assist if social distancing measures apply.
I mean whilst that is true, I still think they’re being ridiculously optimistic to think that they’ll be open in June, even in a limited capacity. We’re already experiencing the third highest death toll out of any country in the world, so it seems to me like it’s going to take a while before places like Wetherspoons are going to be open.
Like they’re always packed full of complete and utter pissheads, how the hell are they going to maintain social distancing in there? Get real.This is probably just Tim Martin sounding off again – remember when he said he wouldn’t be shutting Wetherspoons under any circumstances before the government lockdown was announced? Don’t get too excited.
For more of the same, check him out being unable to name one EU law that he dislikes. Good one.