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Utopian Socialists

The world is full of utopians pursuing utopian projects. Smoking bans are utopian projects. The utopia of Tobacco Control is a “smoke-free world”, a world in which, somehow or other, everyone has stopped smoking – perhaps because nobody needs to … Continue reading

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Opposites

At about noon on 1 July 2007, a complete stranger came up to me and said, “It’s not a free country any more.” It struck me as being a profound truth that he uttered that day. And it remains as … Continue reading

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We The People

We the people of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland found out last week that we have no voice in the affairs of our own country. We were asked whether we wanted to leave or remain inside … Continue reading

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Reparations

I wonder if smokers will ever get reparations: Economist Robert Browne stated the ultimate goal of reparations should be to “restore the black community to the economic position it would have if it had not been subjected to slavery and … Continue reading

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Who?

Smoking bans have long-lasting effects on millions of people. Yet the people who enact these bans would seem to suffer no consequences whatsoever. In fact, for the most part, they remain nameless and faceless. Take for example hospital smoking bans, … Continue reading

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A Government of National Unity Against The People

Mirror: Sir John Major today declared Theresa May may have to invite Jeremy Corbyn into a government of national unity to solve the Brexit crisis. The former Prime Minister made the explosive intervention as he warned “the very structure” of British politics is now … Continue reading

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Utopias and Dystopias

This what I think too: A poll by ComRes has revealed that a majority of voters believe Parliament is trying to stop the UK leaving the EU, the results coming after the Remain-dominated House of Commons succeeded in a power-grab … Continue reading

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