Tag Archives: Socialism

Expulsion

 I always thought that a picture from the ISIS survey illustrated well the impact of smoking bans. They didn’t effect most people, because most people don’t smoke. And they didn’t effect a lot of smokers that much either, particularly those … Continue reading

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Slowly Shifting Opinions

I ought to be interested in our upcoming General Election here in the UK, but I’m not really. I’ll be quite interested in the outcome of an election that has been described as People versus Parliament, but I just wish … Continue reading

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Fire Matthew Hancock

From Taking Liberties: Smoking should be eradicated in England by 2030, ministers are set to urge. The Government will vow to get all smokers to either quit the habit entirely or switch to e-cigarettes within the next 11 years. The … Continue reading

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The Best Laid Plans

These days, I tend to see smoking bans as something that first started in the UK on 1 July 2007. But actually there have been smoking bans gradually being rolled out in the UK for many decades. I can’t remember … Continue reading

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Mirror Images

Via a comment by Smoking Lamp, this report: One of the most notable legal changes in the Czech Republic this year has been a ban on smoking in pubs and restaurants that entered force before the summer. However a new … 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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The Emergent Individual

I’ve got three books on the go at the moment. I dip in and out of them. The first is Illiberal Reformers, the second Liberal Fascism, and the third is Officious (H/T Dick Puddlecote). Actually it’s four, with the Underdog … Continue reading

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