Thursday, 7 January 2010
And Another Thing!
My regular readers will know that I can be somewhat tetchy and seriously pissed off with government interference in day to day life.
I am a life long cigarette smoker, I know don't tell me how dangerous my habit is, I know it!,but it is my choice in a free society.
Most western countries have instituted laws to prevent people smoking in public buildings and in Britain this includes pubs and working mens clubs.
If Winston Churchill was still alive, it would never happen in the UK.
The NHS estimates that it costs them £2.8 billion to deal with ailments that are smoking related,whilst the current tax take from smokers is of the order of £9 billion.
If Winston was alive he would simply say that this was not an issue for politicians, but simply a decision that should be made by pub landlords. Some would want smoking in their bars and others wouldn't.
This would satisfy the needs of the community, without the current fascist dictat.
Tell me does your own country interfere in your life in this way?