Monthly Archives: April 2015

The True Powers of Darkness

Oh dear.  H/T Rose and Harley: During the debate, each panellist was asked whether the smoking ban should be extended to private parks. They each said no apart from Mr Dalgleish, who said it should. “I am thinking of parks … Continue reading

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Vote for Anybody Else

It’s supposed to be the most important election for a very long time, and I’d expected to be interested in it, but actually I’m not. There’s only one thing I want to do on Thursday week, and that is go … Continue reading

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Goodbye Nightmare Scenario

Following on from the last post on UKIP, H/T Smokingscot for this story (confirmed by Brigitte) about UKIP’s Paul Nuttall: NEW figures showing pub closures have accelerated to 31 per week have led to calls to reduce taxes and ease the … Continue reading

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Nightmare Scenario

This Daily Mail story seems to have worried a few people: Farage reveals he is suffering chronic back pain… and it’s so bad he even thought about quitting smoking to see if it would help Nigel Farage is considering quitting … Continue reading

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Black Hole

Describing the general election as a “black hole”, Brendan O’Neill has it about right: There’s nothing normal about this election. It’s time someone pointed out the strangeness of it, the spirit-crushing smallness of it. In essence, the sort of stuff … Continue reading

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NOLA Businesses Revolt

Unlike UK pubs, it looks like NOLA businesses are going to fight: New Orleans private business owners are not going to take city regulations that could hurt business lying down. The latest wide-sweeping regulation in the overly regulated Big Easy is … Continue reading

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Institutionalised Lying

Chris Snowdon: Not a day goes by without some outrageous lie being told about e-cigarettes in the USA. What’s been remarkable about the e-cig saga, as it has unfolded over the past few years, is that it has been possible … Continue reading

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