Merseyside is in stitches over a pub name change which has already picked up well over 1,000 likes on Twitter.
The corner pub in New Brighton, the Wirral, used to be called the James Atherton, who founded New Brighton, but it has been re-christened – The Three Bellends.
Taking pride of place on the new pub sign facing Victoria Road are Covid-rule dodger Dominic Cummings, inept health secretary Matt Hancock and Bored Boris Johnson who always seems to be recovering from the night before.
The new sign was even launched by ‘Boris’ who posted on Twitter: ‘Deeply honoured to have this pub in New Brighton renamed in honour of myself and my esteemed colleagues.’ Phwaw!
The renaming happened as Merseyside pubs had to close when the area was placed given a Tier 3 Covid rating and subject to strict coronavirus lockdown rules.
Workers were seen changing the pub’s signage this afternoon and news of it quickly spread on social media.
One Facebook user, Mike Kinealy, said: “Legend! I’ll make a trip just for a pint if they keep it.”
Perhaps not surprisingly this is not the first time the current crop of Tories have been referred to in such rude way. In August 2019 this appeared on Twitter
A local daily paper reported that Daniel Davies, chief executive of pub owners Rockpoint Leisure, said: “The government has unequivocally blamed our sector for being fundamental in the spreading of Covid-19, despite there being overwhelming evidence to prove otherwise.
“Our business has been decimated and their lack of action has compounded the problem.
“Westminster’s further decision to pick and choose which types of venue may open, based on those serving meals for example, is mind-boggling.”
“Whilst the renaming of the pub is clearly tongue in cheek, as far as I’m concerned the gloves are off and ministers need to understand the gravity of the perilous situation they have placed us in.”
“This is a town that finally feels like it’s on the up and we need funding immediately to protect our businesses and support our staff.
“Yet again it feels as though Liverpool and its environs have been singled out. Winter is around the corner and we need tangible actions and solutions by those in power – now.”
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