When Pubs Are ESSENTIAL Again. What Then…?

For the record, once again, I KNOW pubs are an essential part of our culture, society, and community, even if the government doesn’t seem to think so! I’ll go further, because I don’t own or run a pub, I just want to support them and give them a voice, so I’m not afraid of losing my license or being arrested, or fined unfairly, so I’ll say PUBS ARE DOING MORE THAN THE NHS to save lives, but aren’t taxpayer-funded! I also want to say pubs have been VERY unfairly singled out as ‘enemy number one’ by the government with no scientific proof for their actions, which is why I’ve been trying to help spread the word and raise money with my Christmas song, “I Got P*$$ed with Santa Claus” by Tone Def Tony, this year. But this post isn’t about promoting the song, it’s about the future…

Hopefully… Eventually… the government will admit they massively overreacted to this virus (there have still been no access/ extra deaths based on official Office of National Statistics data compared to previous years!) and will offer a formal apology to the pub and hospitality trade, that have gone above and beyond what they should have been enforced to do to comply with ‘ridiculously biased’ rules and regulations and restrictions.

But let’s now think about a brighter future… if anyone’s bothered to read this far! The summer of 2021… Little Johnny’s local football team needs a new kit. Where do you go? The local pub to tap up the punters! The local darts team needs somewhere to practice, where do they go…? The cricket team…? Where do you go to meet your mates…? ‘Oh, I’m having a fundraiser…’ where do you go…? THE PUB!

The BIGGEST FUNDRAISERS in the country have been left out in the cold!!! Approximately £100 million every year is raised by pubs in the UK. And they have been left without any form of charity this year – it’s disgusting what the government has done to them! The government is forcing FOOD WASTE, whilst people starve! They are encouraging home-drinking and depression! There are no codes and regulations to stop people buying too much alcohol at supermarkets or stores! No food needed. It’s ridiculous!

Boris, I don’t give a shit what you don’t do with Brexit, you’re probably gonna ‘Brikit’, you’ve fucked us already, so why worry! £2 TRILLION in national debt…! Doubled in almost a year!!! You need your own Magna Carta!!!

I have to stop, because I’m so angry it’s making me very depressed!

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH PEOPLE! LOOK AT THE FACTS. LOOK AT THE EVIDENCE. THERE IS NO PANDEMIC, THERE NEVER WAS. THERE IS A NEW FLU/ CORONAVIRUS BUT IT’S NOT THE FUCKING PLAGUE…!!! IF IT WAS, THEY WOULD NEVER HAVE TRIED TO SCARE US WITH SO MANY MADE UP DEATHS… THEY WOULD HAVE PLAYED DOWN THE FIGURES!!! GET A BRAIN. GET A LIFE. STOP BEING SUCH IDIOTIC, STUPID, BRAIN-DEAD, FUCK-WIT, ROBOTS…!!!

Pubs ARE An Essential Service!

I lost faith in the UK government a long, long time ago, not least of all because of what THEY have done to our country this year due to their total incompetence, and inability to man-up and confess that their handling of this situation was WRONG! Rather than their actions and policies SAVING LIVES, I believe they have been directly responsible for the death of thousands of my kinsmen with illnesses far more deadly than this flu-virus. Never in recorded history has a UK government stepped in and deliberately stopped hard working business people from earning a living, and especially hard hit have been those in the pub and hospitality industries, who were already struggling to survive before this nonsense!

What THEY deem to have been ‘essential’ businesses and services have been allowed to stay open and trade, but I strongly believe PUBS ARE ESSENTIAL SERVICES! Here’s why:

  1. Top of the list are the jobs they provide: many tens of thousands of people with limited skills and limited other possibilities can earn a decent living working in pubs – one of my first ever jobs was as a barman! Not to mention the hundreds of thousands of jobs that are created by the service industries that depend upon them: the maintenance people, suppliers, etc.
  2. I’m surprised the Treasury isn’t screaming at the loss of taxes from the heavy duties that are levied on the pub trade! How much tax are they losing? I mean, we’re going to have to pay for this incompetence somehow. right?
  3. Pubs, especially the smaller, local ones, are the hub and heart of communities.
  4. They are places to meet, socialise, keep up with community news, and a great safe haven for the lonely, and elderly.
  5. Pubs help raise money and support for good causes: approximately £100m per year!
  6. They are often the first to support local sports teams, and other under-funded local causes.
  7. Those that offer live music give opportunities to emerging artists, you’d be surprised the number of now famous musicians got their first break doing a pub gig!

I’m sure you can add to that list! It’s certainly a more substantial list than the government’s reasoning for closing tens of thousands of pubs!

Santa Cover NEW“I Got P*$$ed with Santa Claus” by Tone Def Tony – the ONLY charity song raising money to help those suffering in the pub and hospitality trade this year.

BUY OUR SONG AND SUPPORT OUR GREAT PUBS!

“I Got P*$$ed With Santa Claus” – release date announced

The wait is finally over! Tone Def Tony and the team are happy to announce that their debut Christmas hit “I Got P*$$ed With Santa Claus” will be released on 24th October 2020, available to stream and download everywhere!

Cover Art - I Got Pd With SC

Click on the image above to hear a sample of the track.

ARTWORK: Courtesy of Simon Crack, Dead Cool Apps www.deadcoolapps.com