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A Woman in a Miniskirt

Not sure what interested me about this story of a woman in a miniskirt walking along an empty road: Apparently, it “caused a stir in Saudi Arabia.” In another report, it had “sparked outrage in Saudi Arabia.” And next it … Continue reading

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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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Consequences

Ten years ago, the UK smoking ban was hailed as a great success more or less from Day One. And maybe for Tobacco Control it was indeed a great success. They’d gradually been introducing smoking bans. I remember when smoking … 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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Under Pressure

I was thinking about volcanoes this morning. I don’t really know how they work. And I can’t remember ever reading anywhere an explanation of how they work. But for most of my life I’ve supposed that what happens is that … Continue reading

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The Catastrophic Disaster of the Smoking Ban

If nothing else has changed over the past 10 years, at least one thing has. And it is that there are a lot more people speaking up against smoking bans now than there were 10 years ago. I should know, … Continue reading

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