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#SaveNightclubs campaign share open letter sent to Boris Johnson demanding action

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The #SaveNightclubs campaign have shared an open letter sent to UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson urging him and the government to step in and help save the nightclub industry during the coronavirus pandemic.

The plea comes as the sector continues to suffer during the health crisis, with an overwhelming majority of the UK’s nightclubs having been unable to reopen since the virus outbreak shuttered all venues back in March.

An open letter that was sent to Johnson this week, which was organised by the #SaveNightclubs campaign and supported by a number of venues across the country, has been published today (November 13), urging the government to act now or permanently lose the UK’s nightclub industry and the enormous economic contribution it makes to the UK.

You can read the letter in full below.

Dear Prime Minister,

We are writing to you as a group of over one hundred nightclub owners, managers and workers whose businesses have now been closed for exactly 8 months this Friday. We urge the government to act now or permanently lose the country’s nightclub industry and the enormous economic contribution it makes to the UK.

We are writing this letter on behalf of the nightclub industry, a sector who employs circa 45,000 people – 72% of whom are under 25 years old. We are a proud part of British culture and crucial to the UK economy, generating £3bn a year in income. The nightclub industry proudly employs a huge spectrum of job roles including bartenders, DJs, performers, security, cleaners and more. Behind these stats are thousands of individual stories of hardship from people who feel like they have been forgotten.

Over the last 8 months, the industry has faced Lockdown 1, household and tiered restrictions and an impossible curfew of 10pm. Now, in the midst of a second national lockdown and the announcement of the furlough scheme extension until March 2021, this is likely to result in our venues closing for an entire year. Unlike hospitality and gyms who were able to trade over the summer months, we have not been able to open at all resulting in zero revenue since March.

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Manchester’s 42nd Street nightclub. CREDIT: Press

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Venues are facing mounting rent bills, ongoing running costs and the prospect of business rates in April 2021. We urge the government to prevent a devastating tsunami of job losses, a wipeout of future economic contributions and further ruin to towns and cities across the UK which are already on their knees.

So far: Despite the government’s on-going support to sectors such as hospitality and gyms – nightclubs are the forgotten industry. Over 70% of people working in nightclubs are self employed and therefore were not eligible for the furlough scheme. No alternative financial support package has been proposed for the nightclub industry.

Stats: Last month, #SaveNightclubs carried out a survey revealing that four in five nightclubs (81%) will be shut by Christmas unless the government urgently intervenes.

The #SaveNightclubs campaign calls on the government to:

  • Provide a financial survival package beyond the Recovery Fund, helping the sector weather COVID’s impact and assist in future reopening
  • Introduce protection from eviction for nightclubs during and immediately after the crisis
  • Extend business rate relief to April 2022, enabling nightclubs to get back on their feet in 2021

Thank you in advance for taking the time to read this letter.

Respectfully yours,
Vincenzo Sibilia and Asher Grant of #SaveNightclubs campaign group
Supported by the following venues:
The Box
Libertine
Cirque
Reign
Cuckoo
Luxx
Kadies
Maddox
Tape
Lotus
Tropix
1OAk
Raffles
Albert
Beaufort house
MAHIKI
Toy room
Scotch
Mimi’s
Boneca
Twiga
Beat
Novikov
Above
Livello
Aveika
Husdone & atomic blonde
Kokomo
Bamboo Glasgow
Sanctuary
NTIA
Lesley
Lesley Welsh
G1 Group
Chelsea Lodge
The goat
151 Club
Brendan Heggarty
Lolas
The Windmill
Wyld
Cirque le Soir
Cirque Manchester
Tokio Industry
Infernos
Koko
Cafe de Paris
Maddox
Secrets
The Gaslight

Earlier this week, a petition created by the #LetUsDance campaign in a bid to protect the night time economy sector during the coronavirus pandemic was debated in parliament.

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Why I Don’t Beat My Son – Linda Ikeji Opens Up

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Successful Nigerian blogger Linda Ikeji has disclosed the reason why she doesn’t beat her son Jayce when he makes mistakes or does wrong.

The mother of one took to her Instagram page to celebrate herself as a mother following some countries celebrating mother’s day. She called herself a great mother and disclosed her opinion on spaning children when they make mistakes.

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According to Linda Ikeji, constant spanking, yelling, or using harsh words on children could lead to behaviour problems. She stated that these things rather cause more harm to the child than good. Linda advised parents to listen to their wards when they have something to say and acknowledging the feelings of the child and also recognising their positive behaviour is the best.

In her words,,,

“……I don’t believe in spanking children over every mistake they make in the bid to correct them. The occasional spanking, every once in a long while, is okay…(I’ve definitely done that with Jayce) but I believe when they make a mistake or misbehave, correcting them firmly but kindly, and with love is better than hitting them, yelling at them, shaking them or giving them some kind of physical punishment. Especially when they are under 5.”

“For instance with Jayce, I’ve had family and close friends tell me he is a kind and loving boy but they are family and friends so you just feel they are being nice…but less than two weeks of starting school, his teacher described him as a kind boy in his daily report book. That made my whole week. It tells me the love and kindness I show him every day is shaping him and he’s passing it forward.

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“I believe that listening to our children when they have something to say, acknowledging their feelings, recognising their positive behaviour and maybe even rewarding that behaviour will help to shape them into great individuals.”

“I feel like constantly spanking, yelling, shaming, or using harsh words on our children could lead to behavior problems. That method, to me, is ineffective, does more harm than good, and kind of teaches them it’s okay to cause someone else pains if they don’t get their way or feel frustrated.”

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Most Nigerian Male Celebrities Are Gay – Bobrisky’s Ivorian PA Says

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It appears the rift between controversial Nigerian crossdresser Bobrisky and his former daughter from Ivory Coast isn’t ending anytime soon as the lady keeps voicing out secrets about the crossdresser.

The Ivorian identified as Oye Kyme has made a lot of disclosure after her friendship with Bobrisky went sour. It would be recalled that the lady came out to disclose that Bobrisky has assaulted her physically. She shared some photos of her face badly injured.

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Oye Kyme has made public Bobrisky’s secrets, how she looks without makeup, how she has been helping him to wear his pampers, and some ill comments he made about his former best friend Tonto Dikeh. In a new disclosure, Oye Kyme has disclosed that most of the male celebrities are gay but use their marriages to cover their real self.

According to Oye Kyme, during her three months stay in Bobrisky’s house, she saw so many things which she wished she didn’t see. She disclosed that some male celebrities normally come to Bobrisky’s house just to f*ck him. She later said she would not mention the names of these celebrities because they may lose their fans.

In her words….

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Her post read, “Most of the Nigerian celebrities that you guys are seeing are gay. I just can’t believe what my eyes see, I wish I can wipe all these memories but I can’t. Many Nigerian celebrities will lose their fans if I start mentioning names. They are married but still f…king man. I stay 3 months with Bobrisky and a lot was happening. I will better move on because if I talk now people will still say I’m lying”.

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People Have Think I’m A Native Doctor Because I Sleep In Coffin Sometimes – Charly Boy

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Controversial Nigerian activist, Charles Oputa better known as Charly Boy has taken to his Twitter page to ask for prayers from his fans and followers.

The entertainer has taken to his Twitter page to explain his spiritual life and the perception some people have about him because he is more spiritual than religious. In a post sighted on his page, he disclosed that people have a strange perception of him because he sometimes sleeps in a coffin.

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“REMEMBER ME IN UR PRAYER. A few people know dat am more Spiritual dan Religious. Some even think say I be correct native doctor as I dey sleep for coffin sometimes. I go just dey laff when sm go ask me if I believe in God” he wrote on his Twitter page.

In another post sighted on Charly Boy’s page, he jokingly disclosed that Nigeria is one of the countries that are full of drama. Because people have a strange perception of him and he thinks it’s not right.

He stated that the fact that he’s an atheist and doesn’t believe in many religious teachings, doesn’t mean he does not believe there exists a spiritual being who is considered to be everywhere and knows all. He further added that he doesn’t need to attend a church or be a member of a synagogue or worship at a mosque before he can worship his being.

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“Naija too like drama. As much as I have transversed so many religious teachings, I believe am a spiritual being. I have my own relationship with a being dat I consider to be everywhere. All and everything. I don’t need a church, a synagogue or a mosque.”

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“I don’t need to kneel down or stand up or be Born again, again. I am not denying Christ by not being a Christian. I am a Theist, expanding on Christ’s narrative. If you know u know.”

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