‘Thank you Rishi Sunak for all your help and everything you have done!’ London Bar Owner on BBC 1

On BBC 1 this morning, Rupert Clevely, owner of a 12 pub chain in London, does worry about the cost of new pandemic measures, but twice praises the Chancellor for all he’s done for him.

There are no accusations levelled at the PM, no talk of ruin and closure.

BBC Scotland never find that kind of guy. They find this kind of guy:

Who are his two friends? I’ve seen them before.

He prefers not to thank the FM for all she’s done. This is more his style:


According to Alan Ferrier:

Stephen Montgomery, voluntary and unpaid spokesman of the self-styled “Scottish Hospitality Group” (SHG), formed as a small WhatsApp group a year ago. Their members employ about 6,000 people out of a total 90,000.


BBC Scotland choose him:


Are there no Stephen Montgomery-types in England for BBC 1 to interview. You bet there are but they’re not wanted.

7 thoughts on “‘Thank you Rishi Sunak for all your help and everything you have done!’ London Bar Owner on BBC 1

    1. We could say that, but BBC is English controlled and English HQ’d really, like 99% of the so called media, so it’s England’s shame in, or perhaps forced on Scotland.
      ‘Scotland’s shame’ can be attributed to the many BritNats, politicians taking from the public purse, who dance to the tune of their English masters in London.
      This is well worth a read, Andrew Tickell has the measure of things.
      Sleekit comes to mind, it’s a good word for the BritNats in Holyrood working against their own country, to the detriment of the people. Hell mend ’em.


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  1. How much support will businesses actually receive?

    The information is readily available on the Scottish government website.


    “The December and January Business Support Top Up – Hospitality is a Scottish Government fund administered by local authorities.

    What you can get
    The grant is a one-off payment at the rate of:

    £4,500 for premises which have a rateable value of up to and including £51,000, or

    £6,800 for premises have a rateable value of £51,001 or above”

    A bit more digging is required on the UK government’s website to find out how much businesses in England will receive.


    “Recognising that the rise of the Omicron variant means some businesses are likely to struggle over the coming weeks, the government is providing one-off grants of up to £6,000 per premises for businesses in the hospitality and leisure sectors in England.”

    Not so detailed.

    However, there is a link at the end of the article to published factsheets…


    The factsheet says there will be one-off grants of

    £2700 for premises with a rateable value from £0-£15k

    £4000 for premises with a rateable value
    from £15k-£51k


    £6000 for premises with a rateable over £51k

    While there will be other support for businesses in Scotland and England, on this measure Scotland’s one-off grant is more generous.


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