Chris Snowdon has a handy guide for who not to vote for in our upcoming General Election. It includes Personal Liberty Rankings for each party. Conservatives come top with three stars, Plaid Cymru bottom with one star, all the rest two stars (Brexit party not reviewed).
Or at least I suppose three stars is better than one star. Maybe the Conservatives came third, and Plaid Cymru first?
I didn’t know that the Greens want to
Support the transition to plant-based diets by phasing in a tax on meat and dairy products over the next ten years, to reduce the 5% of the UK’s carbon emissions that come from the methane produced by livestock.
But it seems like a good reason not to vote for them.
All votes that I cast these days are negative votes. The party that gets the cross put next to it is never the party I want to see in office, but the party that I least don’t want to see in office.
I’ll never vote Labour or Lib Dem: those bastards voted for the 2007 UK smoking ban, and I’ll never forgive them for it.
Simon Clark has been strolling round the European Parliament, and writes:
Elsewhere there were small smoking booths, like the one below. Whatever your view of smoking, I really don’t see how anyone could object to having similar booths in enclosed public places in the UK, which raises an important point.
There is a lot wrong with the European Parliament, and I shall be gutted if the UK is still in the EU the next time I visit Brussels, but the accommodation of smokers within the main Parliament building should be applauded.
This is a room that has been designed to humiliate the people inside it. It’s grey and unwelcoming. There are no stools or seats for anyone to sit on. Occupants must stand facing the wall, once they’ve managed to squeeze their way in.
So, yes, I thoroughly object to this. What they should have instead is a place about ten times bigger, with tables and chairs, and posters on the walls, and curtains in the windows, and a bar at one end with a welcoming bartender and lots of bottles behind him. A bit like this: