Back to the pub – as long as you’ve booked
“After the pandemic, it’s the plandemic,” says Martin Hemming in The Sunday Times. This week’s “grand reopening” has shown the “post-lockdown divide” is not between the vaccinated and the unjabbed, but between the organised and the disorganised. “Boring, calendar-filling nerds” have booked up every pub, restaurant and hairdresser. A woman I know had an outdoor breakfast, lunch and dinner on Monday; one colleague booked a table for drinks, a gym session and a “full MoT” at a beauty salon. Meanwhile, “the wild, free and spontaneous” are trapped at home with nothing to do.