A PUB boss beat up customers who did not show up for Christmas dinner despite booking.
The Salty Dog Hotel and Bistro in Bangor, Northern Ireland, was furious that nearly a quarter of their guests weren’t showing shows for the festive feast.
Boris Johnson’s D-Day talks about Covid preceded the day when customs officials asked him to oppose a New Year’s Eve ban because of the Omicron variant.
But a number of hugely positive studies show that Omicron is milder than other strains, with the first official UK report showing the risk of hospitalization being 50 to 70 percent lower than Delta.
Covid booster jabs protect against omicron and offer the best chance of weathering the pandemic, health officials said repeatedly.
The Sun’s Jabs Army campaign is helping get the vital extra vaccines in the arms of the British to stave off the need for new restrictions.
The pub tweeted, “Thanks to the 20 percent of customers who didn’t show up today and didn’t bother to tell us.
“You lost your deposit and a delicious Christmas dinner, but we lost a lot more.
“We have never had a no-show on Christmas Day in ten years.”
Currently, the Prime Minister is fighting calls for new restrictions that would ban drinking indoors in pubs.
Instead, he tends to have guides that urge people to be careful about how many others they meet.
But he won’t make his decision until after a crunch meeting with medical advisors Professor Chris Whitty and Sir Patrick Vallance about Covid’s hospitalization rates today.
The Prime Minister and his advisors will be scouring new numbers on London interest rates – called Omicron Ground Zero and seen as a canary in the coal mine for Covid.
With the clock counting down until New Year’s Eve, government insiders believe it will be less likely that parliament will be recalled prematurely to vote on a new lockdown.
Instead, the Prime Minister is expected to stick to his plan to roll out boosters at lightning speed.
Desperate customs officials wrote to Prime Minister and Chancellor Rishi Sunakurging yesterday against new lockdown measures.
The couple have been warned that a return to the rule of six, table service only, or the closure of indoor dining would bring many to the verge of closure.
Christmas earnings have already fallen by around 40 percent to pre-pandemic levels – and a bad New Year’s Eve could drive many over the edge, pubs warned.
The letter, organized by the Campaign for Bars and signed by customs officers across the country, reads: “We are on the edge – in many cases literally on the verge of being unable to go on, going away and going under.”
She partially blames the government’s “confused news”.
Kate Nicholls, UK Hospitality Manager, said: “We urge the Prime Minister to stick with the current plans. There’s still a lot we don’t know about Omicron, but we know the economic and social implications of the bans and restrictions, so be careful. ”