From the UK Conservative party Forward Together manifesto:
And there’ll be more regulation, not less:
“A Conservative government will strengthen the hand of regulators.”
“Forward Together” is the title of the Conservative party manifesto. And in the passage above, which seems to have been written by some kind of socialist, “selfish individualism” is rejected, while government is lauded as something that “can do good” for “the common good” of a “society”, “country”, “community”, and “nation”, in which everyone has “a debt to others”.
All this talk of “community” means absolutely nothing in a country in which about a quarter of the population – the smokers – have been “exiled to the outdoors”, and expelled from society. For them community, in any real sense, has ceased to exist. Nevertheless it will be in the name of “society”, “country”, “community”, and “nation” that the war on smokers will be intensified under Theresa May’s future Conservative government, and social disintegration will accelerate.
Or, as Pat Nurse wrote on Facebook:
“We abhor social division, injustice, unfairness and inequality.” Says Teresa May who supports social division by dividing us all up into smokers/non smokers/fatties/skinnies/healthy/unhealthy; attacking one group of consumers who have more rights taken from them than any other consumer group; leading a party that is unjust to anyone who does not share Public Health’s despicable bigotry and ideology, and by backing the inequalities in employment, healthcare, social settings and housing for smokers that Public Health, which began life as an anti-smoker lobby group, deliberately created for them. In short, May, like Corbyn, is a bigot, a liar, a bully and offers absolutely nothing, not even one iota of respect for those who have paid far more to keep this country going than anyone else. No one wants my vote so no one gets it. #IsmokeIvote
I’ve yet to see any UKIP manifesto, to check whether their pledge to introduce smoking rooms in pubs has been excised from it, as Pat Nurse has said. But it makes no difference anyway to me, because there isn’t a UKIP candidate in my Herefordshire North constituency.
Like Pat Nurse says: No one wants my vote so no one gets it.