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All Passes Away

I imagine that in a century or two, people will wonder what all the fuss was about today. Why were they so concerned about Brexit back then? Why were they worried about global warming? Why did they ban smoking? Why … Continue reading

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Pent Up Energy

Taking Liberties: Death of another civilised, smoker-friendly nation FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2019 As of today, Austria is the latest country to ban smoking in restaurants, cafes and bars. The writing has been on the wall since the country’s coalition government fell … Continue reading

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Do Smokers Need Organising?

Business Insider 2017: In her new book, “What Happened” — officially out next Tuesday — Hillary Clinton wrote that her biggest regret from the campaign trail last year was saying she would put coal miners out of business. Saying that … Continue reading

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The Empire of the European Union

It’s going to be hard to avoid discussing Brexit and the EU for the next few days, until on 31 October Brexit doesn’t happen, and we remain in the EU until 31 January, after which time the can will be … Continue reading

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Never-Ending Brexit

I have no idea what’s happening with Brexit. Nigel Farage was saying a few days ago that it was possible that tomorrow Parliament could topple Boris Johnson as PM and replace him with Jeremy Corbyn, or maybe Ken Clarke, or … Continue reading

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Smoking: Britain and the EU

A comment from Some French bloke cast doubt on whether mounting nationalism would help smokers: …out of the 191+ nations of the world, not one offered any kind of significant resistance to the global onslaught against smoking and smokers… And … Continue reading

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Rereading The Dream Of Rome

With a Scottish court considering whether Boris can be sent to prison should he fail to seek a Brexit extension beyond 31 October, I’ve been wondering (like many others, including Nigel Farage) what Boris is going to do. It occurred … Continue reading

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