Friday, 9 August 2013

A one woman Parliament & the abyss!

Smoking bans KILL businesses - FACT!   

     So who needs Camoron, Clegg or any of the otherS who waste their time in the House of Commons trying to sort out this countries many problem-most of which were created by this governments predecessors who also sat in the House of Commons, but purposefully set about destroying this country bit by bit! I only need to mention the Human Rights Act & Immigration and it won't take you long to join up the dots to see where Blair got us, and worse still, where we are going to end up. Bankrupt.
     There are many who attend that chamber who shouldn't be there, for varying reasons too. Many of them are elected because they are of the red persuasion, many because of the blue area they are 'standing in' come election time and some for the simple reason that the voters want neither red nor blue. The common denominator is that once they attain this MP status they simply forget all about their constituents and do whatever they feel like doing, vote the way they think things should be not what their consituents (who actually put them there) think.

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     ... and here is the news... Luxembourg... err... I went Dave
     We now have a prime example of such an insidious creature. A woman that has gone from reading the news to creating the news - by flitting off to Luxembourg to 'do her own thing' under the guise of representing this country. Why is she still in a job?

    "I'll have 20 silvers please Mr Patel"
Anna Soubry has left the studios that gave out the news and, off her own bat (though I bet we paid for the flights etc) tootled off to Luxembourg to assure a group of people that they have OUR support for even more tobacco control, even though we have shelved the ridiculous plain packing idea. It appears that we don't need the other 600+ MPs any more as "SuperSoubs" is a one woman government!
Broxtowe contains all these constituencies:
     Area                                                 Constituency                               MP
AttenboroughBroxtoweAnna Soubry
AwsworthBroxtoweAnna Soubry
BeestonBroxtoweAnna Soubry
BramcoteBroxtoweAnna Soubry

ChilwellBroxtoweAnna Soubry
CossallBroxtoweAnna Soubry

GreasleyBroxtoweAnna Soubry
KimberleyBroxtoweAnna Soubry
NuthallBroxtoweAnna Soubry
StaplefordBroxtoweAnna Soubry
TotonBroxtoweAnna Soubry
TrowellBroxtoweAnna Soubry
     Broxtowe is an area of nigh on 70,000 voters and she only scraped in by 309 votes but I'll wager that she never asked one of the 70,000 or even one of the 309 who ensured her election if they minded her doing her own thing in Luxembourg. She certainly never asked any of the seven people I know in the Nottingham area. There are plenty of smokers in Nottingham and I would imagine that when this bit of news gets around the place, attitudes toward her will change dramatically!
     Bill Cash (House of Commons European Scrutiny Committee) is rightly furious that this junior minister of no real consequence has simply sidestepped his committee and gone striding off to Luxembourg with so much as a by-your-leave. When does she "get her cards" for such gross misconduct I ask?
As Liberal Vision states: 
 "Quite how one woman – sticking two fingers up to the UK democratic process – was able to waltz into a room and declare she was negotiating on behalf of the United Kingdom – when, in fact she clearly had no authority to do so whatsoever -  will be beyond most people’s comprehension."
And as our friend Chris Snowdon says:
  "The problem with Anna Soubry is not that she is necessarily a bad person. In another role, she may have some merits (and I have defended her once before). She is, however, a politician and is the latest in an unbroken line of inexperienced MPs parachuted into the superfluous role of Minister for Public Health, a junior position created in the late 1990s. The list of previous occupants is a Who's Who? of where-are-they-now? non-entities such as Dawn Primarolo and Caroline Flint. Like those before her, Soubry wants to make a name for herself and 'public health' offers plenty of headline-grabbing opportunities to do so."
     Anna Soubry is simply the latest 'caped crusader' who thinks she holds the salvation card to the nations smokers-who aren't actually a problem but have been demonised to such an extent that people now genuinely think they must be a problem! Chris mentioned past puppets in Primarolo & that obnixious thing named Flint.
Primarolo-defunct               Flint-defunct

     Who's next?
      I remember when the Shisha bars/cafes/lounges were first ever mentioned as an exemption as they were/are purpose built businesses-the purpose being that smokers united to... err..... smoke socially. Flint was invited by a business owner, holding a shisha pipe, to try shisha and promptly started screaming like a Banshee "They're trying to kill me, they're trying to kill me" before scuttling off down the Edgware Road! Of course, the shisha owner was trying to do no such thing and was totally bewildered, but the Flint creature was simply trying to amplify the non existent point that SHS kills-shame really that she didn't run into the middle of the Edgware Road-amid all those marvellously healthy, invigorating exhaust fumes then she she could have really 'felt the force'!
     Talking of shisha businesses it is now abundantly clear that local councils are hell-bent on eradicating such empires as the latest prosecution was for allowing smoking to occur in a tent! Yes, a tent. A rather large tent actually, a marquee which was deemed as an enclosed space by Tower Hamlets local council EHOs.
Now we all know that a tent is a piece of equipment used for pleasure but the owner used it as a premises for his shisha business-silly boy. We already know just how corrupt the system has become with regard to any possible smoking related prosecution so I am very surprised that Mr Dabir Ahmed even thought he would get away with this silly attempt at swerving the law. Bless him, his efforts cost him £1,225 + the inevitable costs for his efforts.
Tower Hamlets (starring role in the short film "Ghetto's of London") is the area where certain loonies decided they would be implementing Sharia Law-and probably the same place that a much needed uprising of the people of this country will begin!
     I say "a much needed uprising will begin" because it now transpires (despite all protestations beforehand) that the anti smoking brigade are now complaining that non-smokers have to endure endless columns of putrid, all enveloping, death delivering plumes of smoke in beer gardens-in nice weather! Well upon my soul, where else are smokers supposed to go? As complainants have been told at my local pub, "if you don't like sitting out here because of the smokers then go inside where they are not allowed". It's as simple as that. If people han't moaned so much about smokers and then got the pubs to themselves then we wouldn't have this apparent problem now.
Two women are sat in a beer garden, one is smoking a cigarette
     Of course a beer garden is for the use of ALL patrons of a public house-not just the chosen few, so for the very few that do complain about smokers I simply say, "look, you got what you wanted, you got smokers expelled from the pubs so why do you feel the need to sit out here with them? You don't need sunshine, you got your little ray of sunshine as from July 1st, 2007!" I suppose we will have to have a parliamentary debate on this matter as well, but this is what this stupid law created-and it need never have been like this.
     We need massive support for Philip Hollobone's (MP) Private Members Bill to be introduced in the autumn for this is to have the smoking ban amended so as to allow the decreasing number of Working Mens Clubs to use a separate room for smokers. And before you all start screaming about staff, there is a thing called choice ..... it's something that occurs in a democratic society (though I'm not sure what Camoron's interpretation of DEMOCRACY actually is?) WMCs are struggling to survive. 
They are the places where people of all ilks go to socialise, as decreed by one Reverend Henry Solly some 150 years ago. WMCs were once thriving businesses but although they have declined slightly since the late '80's', the smoking ban has electrified that decline since 2007! Read all about the clubs in this excellent book, you'll be amazed at just how much you DIDN'T know. More than 700 clubs have successfully claimed business rebates, which tells you just how much damage the smoking ban has done and is still doing!
     Of course we all now know just how much of a coward David Camoron (Hitler did at least have one ball !) is as far as defending his people goes. OK, so plain packaging has been shelved but so has our supposed refendum on the completely corrupt EU. And while he has ministers, junior ministers, backroom staff, cleaners & waste bin emptiers galloping around europe on missions of mercy with regard to possible cigarette legislation in the future and, worse still,  doing that 'galloping' as they see fit, then we can be assured that this country will sink even further into the abyss. 
Perhaps "SuperSoubs" thinks that with plain packaging coming into being, the entire world will be saved..... but until then she should be sacked!


  1. WHEW!

    LOL! Quite a blog entry Phil! Y'oughta break these up a bit into one topic splurts!! :>

    I liked this in particular: "shame really that she didn't run into the middle of the Edgware Road-amid all those marvellously healthy, invigorating exhaust fumes then she she could have really 'felt the force'!" because I did some figuring a while back after reading one of those claims about "I have to cross the street to avoid walking by a smoker or two outside the pub and maybe getting cancer." If you correct for durations/dilutions of exposure AND if you *completely* accept the EPA Report as fact (which the Antismokers normally do even if you, I, et al think it's a bag of nonsense) the risk from crossing the street to avoid the smokers is still probably on the order of three or four orders of magnitude (i.e. 1,000 to 1,000,000 times greater) than the risk of walking by the smokers. (The real figure is hard to pin down because you have to simply take "reasonable guesstimates" for how many times a day the average person crosses a street etc. but the 1K to 1M figure seems reasonable.)

    As for the "smoke gardens," well, right on! I included a page with a big box quote about patio smoke complaining in Brains years ago and had several of my preliminary-friend-readers urge me to take it out before publishing because it was simply too stupid an idea to think that the Antis would ever start seriously making such complaints. I stuck with my guns and, unfortunately as usual, was right.

    As for Soubry and Health M's in general: any attack on smoking is a free card for them. Anything they say/do is likely to be held up as "You're doing great work!" by their colleagues and the government, so no matter how stupid something might seem and no matter how intelligent they are or what their personal beliefs in the area are, it's hard for them to avoid taking the freebie.


  2. Interestingly though Michael, I now have the Dept of health pinned down as the Dept of Liars as their replies to me and then my MP are both the exactlysame; ie a bag of lies. I have given them one chance to redeem themselves before we go blog crazy on it :)

  3. The man she unseated and who'll be her main rival in 2015 is Nick Palmer. He posts regularly, under his own name, on