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Them and Us

Yesterday I posted without comment a partial transcript of Martin Durkin’s remarks during a Spiked! discussion. Today I’ll add a few of my own comments. I think the main thing that stood out for me was the suggestion that there … Continue reading

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Scrap All EU Rules and Regulations

Breitbart: The European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator warned that the United Kingdom would need to stick to EU regulations in order to secure a post-Brexit trade agreement with the bloc. Trade negotiations between the European Union and the United Kingdom … Continue reading

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Nothing Is Really Going To Change

I’ve been vaguely keeping an eye on the UK General Election campaign, wondering what the outcome might be. I’d be a lot more interested if one of the parties was campaigning to repeal the smoking ban, and send Deborah Arnott … Continue reading

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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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