In the UK, bars inside parliament are exempted from the 10pm curfew

September 28, 2020

This means that politicians can enjoy a pint while the rest of Britain is restricted from doing so.

In the UK, a strict ban on the sale of alcohol at pubs from 10pm onwards is in place. New rules have, however, emerged that exempt bars inside the House of Parliament from having to close at 10pm daily. This means that politicians are able to enjoy a cold one while the rest of the country is banned from doing so. Restrictions compelling the wearing of masks, and compulsory registration for drinkers also do not apply. The regulations have been met with harsh backlash and are being marked as highly controversial. Britain has seen many protests on its lockdown regulations since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.