Monthly Archives: April 2014

Government Lobbying Government

Dick Puddlecote’s favourite MP in action. An MP has called for an investigation into the “improper funding relationship” between Britain’s Department for Health (DH) and an anti-smoking lobby group. Philip Davies MP made the demand after revelations that DH granted … Continue reading

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The Death of Labour’s Working Class Support

Interesting piece in the Telegraph: Labour’s working class support has “died” as the party becomes “very middle class”, an advisor to Ed Miliband has said. Lord Glasman, the policy guru ennobled by Mr Miliband, said Labour voters who defected to … Continue reading

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Should Britons Own Guns?

Something I wrote a few days ago became the topic of a conversation today: I used to think it was a good thing that there were no guns in the UK. But now that I see civil war looming on the … Continue reading

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Cold Coffee

Another example of interfering EU micro-management: Filter coffee machines will have to turn off automatically to help save energy, under new European Union rules. All of the devices on sale for domestic use from next year will be required to … Continue reading

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Tit For Tat

H/T Harley a couple of days back for this story. The city of San Rafael in California has passed what is believed to be the strictest smoking ban in the country. The law specifically bans smoking inside your own home. … Continue reading

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Two Faces of the EU.

First, the Ukrainian crisis seems only to be deepening: Commandos have moved on the separatist stronghold of Sloviansk in eastern Ukraine days after a new “anti-terrorist” operation was announced. A number of casualties were reported among the separatists as the … Continue reading

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Changes

Following on from yesterday’s post, since the 2007 smoking ban I’ve found my attitudes to all sorts of things changing. For example, I used not to be bothered by people who were antismoking. Quite a few of my friends had … Continue reading

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