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On Monday, May 17, 2021, England continued to unlock from coronavirus restrictions.

Pubs and restaurants can now offer indoor service, which, understandably, pleases many customers as this has been one of the coldest and rainiest Mays on record, compared with last May, which was one of the sunniest and warmest:

Here’s what’s open …

… with some restrictions on numbers:

As expected, some pubs opened at midnight for indoor service:

Customers showed up:

On a chilly, damp morning, being able to tuck into a full English breakfast indoors was welcome:

Meanwhile, other Britons were queuing up for a flight overseas. No doubt this one was going to Portugal. The other choices at the moment include the Falkland Islands, Ascension Island and Napoleon’s residence (not by choice), St Helena:

This next video takes the biscuit. This is the WHO’s chair for Europe, Professor Adam Finn from the University of Bristol, who — from his holiday home in France, Haute-Savoie being a region known for its ski resorts — urges caution. Talk about sucking off the public teat then trying to restrict the movement of the people who pay his doggone salary. Appalling:

I heartily agree with this reply:

However, back to the rest of the good news now.

The most important reopening is one of ourselves to others, as we are once again allowed to hug, the first time since March 2020, if I remember rightly:

And, yes, we can once again welcome friends and family into our homes:

What a cruel and pathetic social experiment this has been. Health officials and politicians should be held to account, but there seems little hope of that.

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