Monthly Archives: June 2016

The Stolen Future

In among all the wailing and gnashing of teeth that has gone on for the past few days, one poster caught my attention: it read “You Stole Our Future From Us.” It’s not a poster I could ever have written, … Continue reading

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Stress Relief

Guido Fawkes reported recently that David Cameron was seen smoking on the House of Commons terrace. This isn’t big news, since he’s admitted he hasn’t managed to entirely stop smoking. More interesting, however, has been the news that his wife … Continue reading

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The Class War on Smokers

ZeroHedge reporting Deutsche bank: It’s worth looking at the voting split in the UK’s EU referendum based on polls compiled by Lord Ashcroft to get an idea of the disenfranchisement. In terms of socio-economic groups, 57% of ABs (upper/middle class … Continue reading

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17,410,742 UK Smokers

Well, that’s enough excitement for one week. In fact, enough excitement for an entire year. But has it got us anywhere nearer repealing smoking bans? I think it has, in an important way. The wave of European smoking bans over … Continue reading

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Chaos For Months

I’m beginning to wonder whether David Cameron is really a closet Brexiter. First of all he goes to Brussels and very publicly fails to get a “new deal” for Britain. Then he conducts a campaign of fear and threats that … Continue reading

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The Divine Wind

Yesterday, after I’d voted, and was sitting outside a pub with a beer and a cigarette, a woman walked by with her dog. Someone must have asked her if she was on her way to the polling station up the … Continue reading

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My Ballot Paper

How I saw the ballot paper today: You may either vote Yes, I’d like to continue to be the heir of William Shakespeare, John Bunyan, William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Charles Dickens, Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin, Joseph Priestley, Michael Faraday, William Makepeace … Continue reading

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