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19th Jul 2021

Brits head to packed nightclubs at midnight on ‘Freedom Day’

Kieran Galpin

Girl by Club

Clubs return, but common sense departs.

With ‘Freedom Day’ now upon us, some might think that the British public, in all their unrivalled common sense, would trudge slowly through the coming weeks. But unsurprisingly, unable to control themselves with one VK hastily chugged down, thousands flocked to nightclubs for when the clock struck twelve.

Line for club

With cases souring, experts criticising the government’s decisions, and the Delta variant still a rising problem, we are very much still in the trenches.


Don’t get me wrong, we all want to be sweating in a club, our shoes sticking to the floor as someone we are not even vaguely interested in tells us about how they were very nearly a professional footballer.

Hugging in clubDJ

Over 1,200 scientists said that “Freedom Day” was a mistake, with many saying it was outright dangerous.

Professor Christina Pagel, a member of the Independent UK Sage panel, said: “Because of our position of a global travel hub, any variant that becomes dominant in the UK will likely spread to the rest of the world.

“We saw it with Alpha variant. I’m absolutely sure that we have contributed to the rise of the Delta variant in North America and Europe. UK [government] policy doesn’t just affect us – it affects everybody.”

Freedom Day