London Mayor Sadiq Khan joins demand to end 10-minute pub curfew – weeks after supporting it

London Mayor Sadiq Khan joins call for AXED 10 pub curfew to help businesses – just weeks after pressure for first shutdown

  • Khan led the political leadership to launch a severe lockdown in London
  • The curfew was criticized across party lines for the financial impact of the business
  • In an interview with Sky News last month, Khan said, “Time doesn’t matter.”
  • Today said: ‘I said for a while … the curfew rule needs to be reviewed quickly’

Sonic Khan made a sudden U-turn in London today at 10pm demanding an “immediate” end to the pub curfew, which he had previously supported in coronavirus control.

Leading the political pressure of the harsh lockdown system introduced in the capital, the city mayor has now decided that it needs to be removed to help revive the restaurant business.

He said pubs and restaurants could only serve single-family customers under the Tier 2 restrictions introduced in London last Saturday, they obeyed the rules of six and closed their doors at ten o’clock at night.

The curfew was previously criticized across the party line for creating crowds when customers left places on the streets and public transport, in addition to its financial impact on business.

But Mr Khan had previously been concerned about this, telling Sky News on 22 September: ‘Time doesn’t matter. There is no magic about 10 or 11 at night.

“The issue is how many hours people are spending together where they can be incomplete and the virus is cut off.”

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And on Sunday he joined Labor’s national call for a total ‘circuit break’ lockdown for the whole of England – including the complete closure of pubs.

But today, in a statement, he said: ‘I have said for some time that the current curfew rule needs to be reviewed quickly.

‘We saw the disturbing consequences of social mixing on the streets and in public transport in the capital around 10pm soon after it started.

‘Now that London and other parts of the country have become Tier 2 and higher restrictions, which prohibit household mixing, the current 10pm curfew policy means even less and it needs to be repealed.

The party has been criticized before its line-by-line curfew for its financial impact on businesses such as restaurants (illustrated by Covent Garden).

Leading the political pressure of the harsh lockdown system introduced in the capital, the city mayor has now decided that it needs to be removed to help revive the restaurant business.

Leading the political pressure of the harsh lockdown system introduced in the capital, the city mayor has now decided that it needs to be removed to help revive the restaurant business.

“Immediately canceling the 10pm curfew allows single families to sit more in restaurants throughout the evening, helping with cash flow when venues need all the help they can get.”

He added: ‘The government has not yet stopped the virus and has provided an effective test and trace system.

‘Ministers must provide the necessary support for the survival of the business while the constraints remain.

“This includes access to a suitable job retention scheme in line with the 80 per cent Fallu scheme at the onset of the epidemic.”

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Home mixing, including pubs and restaurants with outdoor seating, is still permitted under the Tier 2 restriction, although the rules of six apply.

Last week, Health Secretary Matt Hancock acknowledged in the Commons that curfews were a “matter of policy choice” to keep schools and workplaces open rather than driven by scientific advice.

He claims there is “direct and approximate evidence” for the positive effects of the restrictions on pubs and restaurants, citing a decline in alcohol-related A&E admissions late at night.

Mr Hancock, however, emphasized the government’s desire to protect education and to ‘work as much as possible’, meaning that measures had to be taken against socialization to spread the Kovid-19 infection.

Mr Khan called for a circuit breaker on Sunday.

“Moving London to Tier Two, we hope, will help reduce the spread of the virus, put pressure on the NHS and avoid the possibility of permanent lockdowns for many months to come, which will be the worst possible outcome for Londoners and our economy,” he wrote in Eye. .

‘However, while the virus has already been allowed to spread across the country, I still believe that we also need to take immediate action at the national level – as suggested by the government’s own scientific advisers. That’s why I’ll call for a brief national lockdown.

‘If done too soon, it could save thousands of lives, take the virus to a controllable level and finally buy the government more time to get control over its failed tests and trace systems.’

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