Smoking Bans KILL businesses-FACT!
I think that it is only right that this blog is delayed and accompanies the release of this months Club Journal, the monthly edition from the CIU detailing all matters concerning our clubs and the tremendously devastating effect this ridiculous total Smoking Ban is having on our diminishing club scene.
In this months Club Journal we feature the abysmal failure of this social engineering project which will bankrupt this country, as it is others. People may scoff at that notion but look at Eire to start with. Already skint and bailed out by the equally useless, impoverished and failing EU, Eire has become the tobacco smuggling capital of europe. Spain has seen massive bar & restaurant closures and now have their highest ever youth unemployment rate of 56.4%. Italy (40.5%) are in absolute turmoil and voted out the EU's implanted president. Greece (62.5%) have been virtually disowned by the EU as they have no way of paying off their debts, Cypriots have been legally robbed and Britain now boasts a 20.2% youth unemployment rate-yet we have happily got rid of 200,000 hospitality jobs courtesy of that which a lunatic MP declares the "health benefits" outweigh everything else!
In the May edition of the Club Journal we had the great displeasure of having to 'listen' to the newly appointed MP for NW Durham (Mrs Pat Glass), whose vision for clubland was nothing short of derisory and far from Henry Solly's idea of a working mans resting place after a days toil. In short, I really don't know whose brainchild it was to invite this daft woman to speak but it has done the clubs absolutely no favours whatsoever!
Pat Glass (sadly elected as an MP) dismissed the smoking ban out of hand, declaring that although many of HER constituents had moaned about the unfairness and the discriminatory nature of the ban, SHE was ignoring their pleas! So, now an MP, this woman only listens to constituents that agree with HER points of view - anyone else can 'go sing Dixie' as far as she is concerned, and this from a woman whose family is steeped in clubland. This is one of the major problems when an area is noted as a traditional Labour stronghold, for as stated in previous blogs you could dress a baboon up in red and the electorate would wake up to find they had a baboon as an MP!
I wrote a letter of complaint to this 'apology of an MP' asking her to lay out ALL the health benefits thus far gained from the implementation of the smoking ban. It was sent via the Club Journal actually, as was a letter from David Maclelland (ex MP), but to date I have not received a response and I doubt that David has either!
I shall be sending a typed version of that blog piece to this deranged female asking for asking for a full response to her ridiculous claims and if there happens to be a constituent of hers reading this blog, or someone who knows of one, would they please add their weight to the request by contacting me at www.justice4smokers.co.uk - all the usual contact details are on the website.
The other reason for sending Mrs Glass a polite request for an answer is that this months Club Journal leads with the effect of the smoking ban and includes a repetition survey of how the clubs feel about separated smoking rooms. I know for a fact that my own club would welcome the idea with open arms for their customer base has diminished rapidly over the past couple of years-I think I mentioned that I had moved up the list by something ridiculous like 300+ places yet considerably less than twenty souls had passed away over the previous twelve months! The results of the survey will be collated and certified before being related back to the CIU & Club Journal.
Another non cohesive aspect of this atrocious law reared its ugly head as I learned of the sad demise of a dear old friend and local Pub Quiz team-mate. I was appalled that no one had told me of Sue's passing but then you see this whole crazy world has changed out of all recognition over the past 6 years! Pre-ban, smoker & non-smoker alike (usually about 40 of us) turned up on a Monday night for a 'fun quiz' in our local pub.
(and the first question is......?)Sue never smoked but it never bothered her that others did as we spent about 3 hours laughing & joking our way through fifty assorted questions (with a break in between to 'refuel' at the bar of course). Six years ago, and before then, everybody knew every one else and there was a close community cohesion as people 'looked out' for each other. If an illness was noted, best wishes for a speedy recovery were quickly sent by those more fortunate of health at the time-we were a small but caring community. Then came the smoking ban. One by one our small, caring community disappeared as the smokers couldn't cope with the extremes of weather and the quiz night finally disappeared-as did our community cohesion, nobody 'bumped into' anybody anymore as the social centre of our little community had been ripped apart. I know it makes absolutely no difference to our dearly departed Susie but there was no 'community' wreath at the funeral, there were not half the people there to pay their respects to our 'queen' of the "Royalty Questions Section" - oft included in the quiz. In fact, because of the colossal community breakdown, many people, like myself, didn't learn of her demise until AFTER the funeral-how sad is that?
(R.I.P Sue)Want to see where this once great nation now figures in the 'socially happy' department (?) then simply read this damning report! Blair, MPs & anti tobacco agents, you have seriously disrupted our way of life in this country yet you have managed to do it through an abundance of lies-and I will prove that 'small fact' to you now! Now we even have a talking fag packet from the anti-tobacco loons at Stirling University. What next I ask, a watch type gizmo that buzzes you every time it's time for a drag? or Linda Bauld tells the truth?-Oops, that gizmo would never make a sound then would it!
Several weeks ago I wrote to Deputy Dawg (Clegg) asking when the Business Department were going to take over the smoking ban as it was blatantly obvious that the ban was slaughtering our businesses in this country. The letter was forwarded to the Health Dept who, of course, sent back the bog standard crap reply. I naturally responded that it was not directed at them as I no longer wished to read the same old garbage time after time and would they direct my initial letter to the correct department. (I also copied my letter and posted to Vince Cable Esq!) Please prepare yourselves for this next bit for this is what they ( DofH )replied with:
- reduced exposure to SHS (on average between 73% & 91% for bar workers...
- significant changes in attitudes and behaviour of smokers
- a significant drop in hospital admissions for heart attacks
- no clear adverse impact on the hospitality industry
Now I don't know about you but it is crystal clear to me that the Dept of Health is as about as up to date with proceedings as a Noah would be trying to build a submarine, for their reasons are absolutely ridiculous!
- If no smoking takes place indoors anymore then the reduction for bar workers is automatically 100%- FACT!
- The only change in attitude is one of "Sod the pub, we'll drink & smoke at home"-FACT!
- They have obviously not been made aware that the atrocious & fraudulent Pell study has been completely rubbished time after time and is, therefore, useless as any form of evidence.-FACT!
- 12,000 pubs closed, more than a thousand clubs, Bingo halls, snooker halls etc closed yet, apparently, there has been "no adverse effect on the hospitality industry". They live in 'la-la-land' - FACT!
- The proof has just landed, via the postal service itself. I quote: The information given to you by my colleagues is the most up to date and accurate available, and there is nothing further I can add to this. ( so we now know that government are openly admitting that they are so far out of touch as to be basically useless. The Pell study was totally debunked with 48 hrs yet government declare as "the most up to date and accurate" when in actual fact it is absolute rubbish, totally outdated and not worth the paper it's written on!)
- The second gem is as follows. I quote: The reason why your correspondence continues to be passed to the Dof H, rather than any other part of government, is that the smoking ban was a piece of legislation drafted by this department, and for which it is responsible. ( so there you have it folks, the Health Dept knows s-b-a about businesses but they are in charge of watching at least 26 businesses become extinct every week because they drafted a law which is killing those businesses and those businesses are dying because the law was drafted by a load of numpties who know nor care a jot about businesses. Nero is fiddling again whilst
RomeBritain burns-oh joy!)
(Just another highly overpaid Scottish baby killer/fantacist!)In fact, what the above response does indicate is that the Health Department have very little idea of what the truth actually is regarding the smoking ban, the effects of or the costs of! Don't you find that rather sad when we live in a country where its government basically has no idea of the unrest it is causing? Mind you, how could they when the man who requested the 'honour' of talking to the 'man on the street' ignored every request for that audience from the get go?
The problems facing this country are now many fold and yesterdays disgraceful performance by our once highly respected police force are a prime example of all that is wrong. Now don't get me wrong here for I have nothing against our Asian friends, excepting the lunatic brigade of course. In actual fact I have many Asian friends who would agree with me on this matter, for stopping this charity walk yesterday because two 'prominent' media persons were to walk past a mosque and enter Tower Hamlets was an indictment of just how far and how fast this country is sinking!
Whoever the 'senior' policewoman is/was (hopefully she has been demoted already), she has proved that she is/was not worthy of the position she holds/held for all she has done is to amplify the Muslims call for Sharia Law in Tower Hamlets-which is part of London and also part of this once great nation! We live here, Sharia Law has no part in our society and if these people wish to mete out punishments in accordance with that law then they need to be removed from this country forthwith and returned to a country where they can 'Sharia the night away' to their hearts content! I know nothing much about the English Defence League..... except that they seem to be the only ones defending our country against these islamic lunatics. I think the Lee Rigby case amplifies exactly why we don't need any of this religious fanaticism here! The farcical thing about these arrests is that the police stopped Tommy Robinson & Kevin Carroll from completing their charity walk yet have charged them with obstructing the police! You simply could not make this up for a Hans Christian Anderson fairytale.
(The great storyteller himself couldn't have made this cobblers up!)
I only hope that the SKY NEWS video is produced in court and not the disgraceful BBC version!
In yet another bizarre twist from the anti-tobacco brigade, a supposedly erudite person from north of the border has come up with this absolute gem!
I'll bet that the likes of Arnott or Duffy are now orgasmic after this totally idiotic statement for this opens the door to virtually any ruling about anything that could harm us - back to Mr American Loonytoons again!
LEGAL experts last night blasted a sheriff’s ‘nanny state’ meddling — after Scott Pattison ruled a mum was risking her kids’ lives by SMOKING.
(Every motorist who drives past one of these should now be charged with child abuse)
When you have people like Scott Pattison in charge of civil duties and people's welfare (as he obviously thinks he is) then there is little hope for people in Scotland-the country probably would be better off separated from England and attached to the "SS EU Titanic" for there are plenty of 'airheads' in Brussels to join this one, from where I'm sitting!
Talking of the EU, doesn't it just about sum things up when a pencil museum in Cumbria gets more visitors than the EU's flambouyant structures? I mean , for God's sake-pencils..... but then again we are talking the EU self destruct module being up against such useful items as pencils! And just to prove how deluded the EU are in their tinking and their ideas of progress, you need to read this little (gem) piece from our good friend Roger Helmers blog regarding auto emissions,as yet again an obvious truth rears its ugly head and slaps this ridiculous bunch of self serving prats on the head!
It is obvious that the one thing that has disappeared from this country is good old COMMON SENSE, so to my mind it is probably just as well that the emerging party has that in abundance! At least with the 'foraging Faragers' hot on the trail it has slowed down the descent into oblivion for this country and you never know folks, if enough people finally see the light then we may indeed start 'walking back to happiness', especially when we SAVE £53,000,000 per day!