Tag Archives: ASH

Unsurprising Prison Smoking Ban Riots

NWEmail: A RIOT broke out at Cumbria’s only prison when a peaceful protest about a tobacco ban turned ugly. Police are investigating the incident at HMP Haverigg which was only resolved when specialist riot cops were called in. Cells were … Continue reading

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Toad Island

H/T Rose for the news that the Abhorrent Toad has been complaining about smoking on the reality TV show Love Island. In its letter to Ofcom, seen by the Observer, Deborah Arnott, chief executive of Ash, said: “I consider it reasonable … Continue reading

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A Miserable and Worthless Life

In the comments a couple of days ago, Jim wrote: But the post war generation don’t ‘do God’ so are terrified of death as the final end, and are trying to put that day off for as long as possible. … Continue reading

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Why Is Deborah Arnott Paid More Than Theresa May?

I came across this yesterday on Guido: Deborah Arnott, the fanatical £160,000-a-year chief executive of the taxpayer-funded pressure group Action on Smoking and Health (ASH), still has to continue justifying her taxpayer subsidy. How much does Theresa May, the British … Continue reading

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The Greengrocer Snaps

I was writing yesterday, in Learning To Be Nobody, how I felt that the EU had become a sort of new Soviet Union, with the European Commission playing the same role as the Soviet Politburo, and exerting top-down control over … Continue reading

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Astonished

I woke up astonished this morning. All yesterday, my nose had been streaming, and my head felt thick and muzzy. I was developing a cold. Last night I prepared a drink of hot lemon juice and honey and whisky – … Continue reading

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Get Nasty

I’m still thinking about Mandy’s boyfriend. The one who asked me for a light in the pub garden, and then sat down and said, “I’ve quit.” Mandy was going to kill him if she found out that he’d been smoking, … Continue reading

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