Tag Archives: Politics

Idle Conversation

Today marks the sixth anniversary of the day in 2011 when some 200 people showed up in Stony Stratford to protest against Councillor Paul Bartlett’s proposed street smoking ban. I drove across England to get there, with my home-made placard … Continue reading

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Letter to Theresa May

Earlier this evening, I was in the Smoky Drinky Bar, which was quite busy at the time. Among those present was VapingPoint Liz (aka the Last Furlong). After I’d read out something I’d been reading today, she asked if she … Continue reading

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Pussy Generation

When I was young, my mother looked after me. And when she was old I looked after her. And in the process I moved from being subordinate to superior. When I was young, she was in command. And when she … Continue reading

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7 PM Happy Hour in the Smoky Drinky Bar

This morning I’ve been reviewing the events of the last few days, during which smokers have been meeting up in the Smoky Drinky Bar. I’ve been reminded once again of one of the last occasions when smokers met up, at … Continue reading

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Penguins on the Ice Floe

Yesterday I bit my lip and voted Conservative for the first time ever in my life. I hadn’t really wanted to. I’d actually planned on not voting for the first time ever in my life. And I didn’t bother to … Continue reading

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Empty Moral Outrage

I was going to use the title of “Smokers Of The World, Unite” for today’s essay, until I discovered that I’d already used it, over four years ago. But this time the essay was anyway going to be less about … Continue reading

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Never Get Used To It

Another day, another atrocity. No, I’m not going to “get used to it.” I’m no more going to “get used to it” than I’m going to get used to smoking bans. It’s nearly 10 years since the UK smoking ban … Continue reading

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