H/T Tony and Harley in the comments, and Freedom-2-Choose (Scotland). Undeterred by the UK government’s decision to not introduce ‘plain’ packaging for tobacco, antismoking scum appear to have adopted another device, not just to get plain packaging into UK law, but also to ban smoking in cars with children inside them.
12A Children’s health: standardised packaging
(1) The Secretary of State may, if satisfied that doing so is in the
interests of preventing harm to the health of children under the age
of 18 or of promoting the health of children under the age of 18,
make regulations specifying retail tobacco packaging requirements.
“8A Offence of failing to prevent smoking in a private vehicle when
children are present
(1) It is the duty of any person who drives a private vehicle to ensure
that that vehicle is smoke-free whenever a child or children under
the age of 18 are in such vehicle or part of such vehicle.
One has to wonder who governs Britain, that these vicious people feel they have the right to introduce legislation by hook or by crook, regardless of the government’s stated position.
It certainly fits with Anna Soubry overriding parliamentary scrutiny in order to ensure that the UK remained able to introduce plain packaging.
But why are they in such a hurry? And why have they set about banning smoking in cars as well (which, to the best of my knowledge, hasn’t been debated at all)? It’s almost as if they’re working to a scheduled (EU-wide?) rolling programme of bans, all designed to demonise and suppress a venerable culture.
Junican, in a comment, pointed out the reference to “children under the age of 18”. Are there children over the age of 18? With a flick of a pen, I can well imagine this becoming “children under the age of 25”, or even “children under the age of 60”. Because that’s really how they see absolutely everybody: as so many children to be controlled and instructed.
These people really are filth. And they never ever stop.