Monthly Archives: January 2010

EU War on Smokers 2

I’ve spent much of the day following up yesterday’s post, and learning a bit about the structure of the EU. It seems that the proposal for a 100% smoking ban came from the EU Commission in June 2009, and that … Continue reading

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EU Declares War on Smokers

Thanks to a commenter, I’ve learned that the German newspaper Bild is reporting that the EU has declared war on smokers. A dossier with recommendations for the 27 member states has been released by the EU. The objective – a … Continue reading

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Brundtland

With the UN IPCC besieged, its chairman Rajendra Pachauri facing calls for his resignation, and the entire AGW movement showing signs of crashing and burning, it’s perhaps a good time to take a look at one of the truly terrifying … Continue reading

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The Debate Is Never Over

I’ve been spending a while reading some pro-AGW literature. In DeSmogBlog I came across Revealing the Climate Cover-up, which I reproduce in full: Democracy is utterly dependent upon an electorate that is accurately informed. In promoting climate change denial (and … Continue reading

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Widening Climategate

James Delingpole writes today: AGW theory is toast. So’s Dr Rajendra Pachauri. So’s the Stern Review. So’s the credibility of the IPCC. Well, Pachauri may be toast. And so may the IPCC. But it’s far from clear, at least to … Continue reading

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Macedonia’s Dark Hour

Readers will be glad to hear that Macedonia is the most recent country to adopt a modern, progressive smoking ban. In fact the ban is even more modern and progressive than the UK ban: not only can’t you smoke inside … Continue reading

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Our Broken Society

While the damage done by the smoking ban is often portrayed as economic damage to pubs and clubs and cafes, it seems to me that the real damage is far greater than this, and almost entirely invisible. And this is … Continue reading

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