Getting Irate So That You Don't Have To

Getting Irate So That You Don't Have To

Wednesday, 13 May 2009

What A Good Idea !

I just wanted to wish this rather attractive young lady the very best of luck.

When the State starts pushing us around, we need innovative, imaginative people with a bit of mettle to take them on and test the true boundaries.

The concept of the local pub as a "Research Centre", together with its consequential circumnavigation of the scandalous smoking ban, is a simply wonderful thought. Many of us long for an excuse to pop down to our local. The idea that by having a drink and - for those who want one, a smoke - we might be contributing to the world's medical knowledge is simply delicious.

Sadly it looks as if Brown's henchmen are going to kick their jackboots into action and put a stop to it. The local council appear to be having a distinct sense-of-humour failure as do, doubtless for reasons of political expedience, the pub owners.

I cling on to the hope that Miss Fenton might actually have a case, but it looks unlikely. Almost inevitably, the Righteous will drop on her like a ton of Fascists, fine her to Kingdom Come and threaten her with closure, imprisonment and God knows what.

But it was a nice thought while it lasted, wasn't it ?


RobW said...

Brilliant idea. Yes the righteous will have their way. And will once again save us from the peril of death.

Dick Puddlecote said...

It was a great ruse and, if nothing else, has helped put to bed a couple of lies.

1) That there isn't sufficient demand for smoking rooms in pubs.

2) Looking at the comments to the article, the vast majority of which were disparaging about the law, it's clear that Labour's figure of 80% of the public being ecstatic about the ban is pure fantasy.

Hopefully, the Tory policy team will pick up on the potential vote-winning properties of a reform of the ban?

Anglo Saxon said...

Dear Dick P, I think that if you refer to parts of UKIP literature and Emails to members concerning the "Save our Pubs campaign,you will find that they have been active on this front for some months now Lead by the saintly Nigel.

Dick Puddlecote said...

That's partly why they're getting my vote on June 4th AS. Doesn't help much for the GE next year though (or perhaps sooner, who knows?) ;-)