Physical Distancing guidelines for pubs
Have you seen the actual guidelines proposed for bars (see above)? They are either trying to kill the pub or destroy any sense of community a pub can provide. I would love to know why.
There’s a feeling of inevitability about this descent into absurdity. The Irish ruling class don’t do accountability.
A policy reversal is unthinkable. Instead of holding their hands up and admitting the blanket shutdowns were an overreaction – that it’s time to open up and let citizens take responsibility for their individual behaviours, they’re now desperately trying to save face and keep the narrative going with these overly-cautious trade-off measures.
It doesn’t matter that nowhere in Europe has seen a sustained rise in cases after easing lockdowns or holding mass gatherings in recent times. Arbitrary numbers are plucked out of the sky.
How can any citizen have respect for an authority that will tell them to obey a 105 minute time limit for their own good when it’s plainly obvious that taking personal responsibility completely overrides that? If anything, setting a short time limit may encourage rapid binge-drinking in some.
Earlier: A Limerick A Day