Tag Archives: UKIP

A Surprise Reverse for Tobacco Control

Hat-tip Tony: “Good news from Austria. ‘In health negotiations, the FPÖ insists on a repeal of smoking bans. “ and Strache einigt sich mit Kurz Koalitions-Deal: Aus für Rauchverbot In den Gesundheitsverhandlungen beharrt FPÖ auf Rücknahme des Rauchverbots. Some background: … Continue reading

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Representatives In Name Only

One puzzling thing about Craig Kelly (whom I was highlighting yesterday) is that here is a politician who doesn’t represent at least some of the people in his Australian parliamentary constituency. He actually hates quite a few of them. And … 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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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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The Lawless World

Pat Nurse was right: the pub smoking room proposal has been removed from UKIP’s manifesto. I suppose that it’s no surprise that this happened as soon as Nigel Farage stepped down as UKIP leader: it was probably only his personal intervention … Continue reading

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Why I Won’t Vote Conservative

Ever since Theresa May called an early General Election, I’ve been wondering whether to vote Conservative for the first ever time in my life, in order to help give her the Conservative majority she wants to have behind her in … Continue reading

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Bleeding Obvious

After learning of Theresa May’s shock announcement yesterday that she wanted a General Election on 8 June, I wondered what had prompted it. I read somewhere that she’d only made up her mind about it over the Easter weekend, while … Continue reading

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