Globalism Means Global Smoking Bans


Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage has vowed his Brexit Party will “replace the British Conservative Party” if Boris Johnson betrays Brexit.

Speaking to Breitbart News editor-in-chief Alex Marlow on his SiriusXM Patriot radio show, Mr Farage traced much of Britain’s current problems to the fact that many Brexit campaigners took Theresa May — a Remain voter — at her word when she took over from David Cameron and promised the Leave vote would be respected, even if it meant leaving the European Union without a bilateral agreement, or “deal”.

As it turned out, Mrs May broke her promise — issued at least 108 times from the Prime Minister’s despatch box in the House of Commons — to take Britain out of the bloc on March 29th 2019, and has delayed Brexit twice, because she could not get a “deal” denounced as a “surrender document” through Parliament and would not, after all, countenance leaving the bloc without one.

All this supposes that Boris Johnson is going to become the next UK Prime Minister. And as far as I know he probably will.

But I bet that Britain won’t leave the EU on 31 October. The British political class don’t want to leave the EU, and it’s the British political class who make these sort of decisions, not the British people.

Brexit isn’t going to happen.

And the result of that will very likely mean that the Brexit party really will replace the Conservative party at the next election. It’ll be an enormous political shock.

But it will be just one political shock among many. For there are political shocks happening everywhere these days. In France it never stops:

Paris Violence Worst In Months As Yellow Vests Clash With Police On Bastille Day

And Angela Merkel is tottering:

ANGELA Merkel could hand power to her successor earlier than planned amid growing health fears after her third shaking episode of public shaking in a month.

The old order is coming apart. But it’s still very strong. And it’s deeply entrenched.

Unelected peers in the House of Lords are plotting to prevent the next prime minister from suspending parliament and facilitating a no-deal Brexit.

My own revolt against the EU and the old order it represents grows out of the fact that the EU is one of the prime movers in the war on smoking. So I see the whole of European politics as the revolt of European smokers (led by Nigel Farage, Marine Le Pen, Matteo Salvini) against bullying antismokers in European government.

But nobody ever reports it this way. Nobody else sees things this way. In fact I don’t think that Nigel Farage, Marine Le Pen, and Matteo Salvini see it this way.

Globalism, as far as I’m concerned, means global smoking bans. And global smoking bans are what we’ve now got. And so the global revolt against globalism is the global revolt of smokers and their sympathisers against the straitjacket of global smoking bans.

And seen that way, the global revolt is just going to get stronger and stronger. Because smokers never get used to smoking bans, and they get to hate them more and more as time goes by.

So it’s not just the old order in Europe that’s disintegrating: the old order everywhere is disintegrating. There are lots of angry smokers in the USA. There are lots of angry smokers in Russia. There are lots of angry smokers in China. There are lots of angry smokers in India. And they’re all slowly getting angrier and angrier and angrier.

And so an explosion is coming.

The odd thing about it all is that this explosion could be very easily prevented simply by allowing people to smoke, maybe just in a few designated areas.

But governments everywhere are fully committed to banning smoking, and to tightening smoking restrictions more and more and more. So governments won’t do the simple thing. Lifting restrictions is unthinkable. So they just keep blundering on.

And they keep blundering on because they don’t know how much smoking bans are hated by smokers. And they don’t know because nobody ever talks about it. Nigel Farage doesn’t talk about it. Marine Le Pen doesn’t talk about it. Matteo Salvini doesn’t talk about it. Steve Bannon doesn’t talk about it. They’re all smokers, but they all talk about something else. They talk about the EU, or about abstract ideas like Freedom. or self-government, or the nanny state. They never talk about smoking.

And if nobody ever talks about it, how are governments expected to know how angry smokers really are? Nobody likes being exiled to the outdoors. They never get used to it. They all hate it.

So blind, stupid governments everywhere are ensuring their own destruction as they keep tightening the screw on smokers.

The coming explosion could be very easily averted. But nobody will do the simple thing that’s needed to avert it.

The eventual global explosion will bring down every government in the world. And it’ll bring down the UN and the WHO. It’ll bring down everything.

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4 Responses to Globalism Means Global Smoking Bans

  1. smokingscot says:

    I don’t think that every single person in Hong Kong is worried about being deported to China, nor every one of the Yellow Vests wants every demand met. I think they want change. Of personnel and or policy.

    Ditto with UKIP in 2015; I was and still am ambivalent about Brexit, however I will vote for parties that support changing the smoking ban. That my vote assisted in getting the referendum was of zero consequence to me personally.

    Support for Le Pen’s lot may well hinge on the fact she smokes and the same is undoubtedly true of Farage. We may not like every policy issue, but we want change, same as our counterparts in Europe and elsewhere.

    Michael Gove smokes, however I wouldn’t vote for him as leader of the Conservative Party.

    I suppose what I’m trying to say is we use our discretion and that’s why the BNP bombed utterly despite their pledge to roll back the smoking ban.

    Sorry I do not agree that the heat will go away if we had access to a few smoking rooms. There’s far more than just that, not least their pricing policy. And even if they quit with the escalator it wouldn’t be enough.

    In the case of myself I do not stop there. Couldn’t care less if ASH continues, but I’d petition to stop all forms of public funding for them as well as the untouchable charities, CRUK, heart, lung.

    And I’d outlaw that part of FCTC that stops the tobacco companies from giving their side and the part that says politicians should have no contact with them. I am convinced those clauses are illegal.

  2. Timothy Goodacre says:

    And what about ingredients on every packet. What else do you buy which doesnt tellyou whats in it – type of tobacco , strength etc !

  3. slugbop007 says:

    The end of the WHO, the EU, the UN, Globalink, Public Health, the World Bank, ad nauseum, is my preferred outcome for all the slander and discrimination that smokers worldwide have suffered in the past twenty years. So be it. Good riddance!


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