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‘Pub shaming’ stinks worse than stale beer. We don’t need yet another thing to divide us and deflect blame from the government

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We Brits have a proud tradition of inventing sports. Or, at least, giving sports rules, exporting them around the world and a few decades later coining vast amounts of money from them. We created a new one last weekend: pub shaming.

An instant success it was, too.

The rules are brilliantly simple. You go on Twitter and lay into anyone who’s even thinking about going to one of our newly-reopened pubs. Your angle of attack must be that they are selfish, voluntary ‘superspreaders’ of Covid-19 who want everyone to die so that they can neck six pints of Old Hairy Bottom.

This new sport stinks. It stinks worse than a pub carpet on a Sunday morning. There’s an indisputable element of snobbery; people who don’t really like pubs all that much, see them as a bit “common,” and........

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