Smoking Bans kill businesses-FACT!
It is now a fact. providing you belong to a certain set of 'special people' you are exempt from illegalities, wrong doings and even blatant fraud. Take Maria Miller MP for just one example. She
Cheating, scheming, unapologetic porker well & truly troughing!
defrauds every man, woman & child in this country with her 'mistaken' £45,000 expenses fraud and then spends a mere 32 seconds on apologies and happily walks away with only having to repay a paltry 12 1/2% after MPs on the Commons "Standards Committee" overruled the commissioner (who originally declared that THE FULL £45,000 SHOULD BE REPAID) and said Mrs Miller would have to repay just £5,800 and apologise for her “attitude” during the inquiry. So there you go, all you need to be an MP is the ability to lie (brazenly) apologise (even if for only 32 seconds) and the ability to spot & utilise any possible fraud available-at the public's expense! I'm sure you'll happily join me in calling for her to be prosecuted for blatant fraud.
I mentioned the "Standards Committee" - well by who's standards do they pass any judgement of any fairness? All they had 'said' is that because:
"you (Maria Miller) are an MP (and a bit of a bigwig at that!) you are a very naughty girl, you should know by now that you shouldn't get caught with your dirty digits in the till, so you'll have to say goodbye to £5,800 of your ill-gotten gains, we hope you don't mind old girl?"
(Writer pukes repeatedly at this summing up of the proceedings).
Note that all these options were completely ignored by the committee of no standards! Benefit cheats (that's those who defraud the gov't with false claims) can now be sent to prison for up to 10 years but apparently, if you are part of the gov't and defraud the people you get a £39,200 BONUS!
Talking of frauds, that old chestnut (Plain Packaging) has reared its ugly head yet again as more and more idiots jump on the bandwagon claiming that PP will save anything up to 1 million lives per second-or something like that.
This is what is described as Plain packaging!
This is what is described as a magnet for children!
Looking at the top picture what can we see? Yellow is predominant on the sides of the packets with bold black writing and the word 'WARNING' as a 'stand-out'. On the front we see a brightly coloured picture (various types etc) that include a dirty pink, a blue, a skin tone dull creamy/pink, white bits with varying degrees of darkness set upon them (teeth btw), a sort of very murky green with bold white lettering, pale blue of a nurses uniform, pale grey of a child's face & a few more if you look closely enough. That my friends is Plain Packaging for you!
Now when we look at the second packet designed to contain cigarettes, we can see immediately what concerns over "brightly coloured packaging" these anti-smoking imbeciles must have. They must have nightmares when thinking about all the children that will want to rush to the corner shop because they have been galvanised into action by the brilliantly 'multi coloured', but mainly white packet containing 20 Senior Service-though I do admit that the two dark blue lines engulfing the gold line are rather attractive, if not compelling!. Even Dr Neil McKeganey, of the Drugs Misuse Research Centre in Glasgow, has ordained that there is no proof of PP being a miracle 'cure'.
So what do they actually mean by Plain Packaging? What government have proposed as PP is about as far removed from "Plain" as you can get from where I'm sitting. We have picked out eight (8) different colours just from our example photo's here, so how does eight colours transform itself into 'Plain' packaging yet a long standing, simple 2 colour design constitutes 'brightly coloured'? I must ask the minister himself how this defines "Plain". SPIKED explains it all very nicely actually, so I should bother yourselves to read their excellent version of politics!
What it does actually do is tell you that they (the anti tobacco lobby/ists) don't really give two hoots what you think, for if they declare that black is now white (& vice-versa) then that's what it is-regardless of the fact that it's not! It would be very interesting to see what a court of law declared about this because a ruling on this would ratify the state of corruptness in our now tainted legal system. Mind you, it is no surprise that our legal system is now corrupt as the corruptness now stems from the very top-government itself!
Government continue this PP fraud, even in the face of complete evidence (you really have got to read this to believe it!) [thanks to Chris Snowdon yet again for unearthing that which 'they' do not want unearthing] to the contrary. Knowing that PP is a complete joke and that a small matter of 1/2 million people 'took to the keyboards' to show their disdain, government packed Sir Cyril Chantler off to Australia safe in the knowledge that he would come back with some form of irrefutable evidence regarding the overwhelming success of PP. His 'irrefutable evidence' was pathetically entwined in "along with other measures, may save lives". So, basically, a completely wasted soiree` at the taxpayers expense-again. Jane Ellison (the latest 'lamb to the Health Ministry slaughter', immediately called for PP to be introduced-knowing full well that there was no evidence-but that is why she was drafted in-a 'yes girl' for Cameron to order about. You see folks, I've already shown you that you need to be a competent liar to be in government! Low & behold, evidence arrives from Australia, but not the evidence required by government. Oh no, in fact it was evidence of the disaster that is PP, presented by no less than the Washington Legal Foundation! Just a 'for instance' but ILLEGAL tobacco sales rocketed to almost 14% of all tobacco sales Good! Consequently this means that small retailers, many of whom rely on tobacco sales to bring in customers have seen a marked drop in turnover, many complaining that they will be out of business soon. Good! (but not for the small businesses I hasten to add). It was also pointed out that illegal tobacco sales were funding 'high roller' criminal gangs-Good!. In fact, anything that shows how stupid this ideology of tobacco free is, is GOOD in my book because you only reap what you sow! After all, what the bloody hell do the WHO know about 'life on the street'? Not a lot I imagine as they happily concentrate on tobacco usage but leave 4,000 Africans per day to die!
Influential Tories are now calling for this ridiculous plain packaging situation to be KO'd for they can clearly see the nonsense behind it all. A pretty picture is NOT going to make a h'aporth of difference as to whether a 12 year old fancies trying a cigarette or not-peer pressure will!
They (that is, our wonderfully corrupt government) have taken this so far now that it has become ridiculous. It has become so absurd now that the majority of people simply don't believe it anymore when some minister or other starts spouting on about health, what food to eat, what to drink, when to put sugar on your salt etc. Had they used the educational route and slowly nudged people in the right direction they may well have had more success (smoking rates had decreased naturally for 50 years!), but as it is all they have done is to create a great divide amongst the people, no small amount of hatred toward 25% of our population, a massive, non shrinking unemployment list and, of course, the small matter of 13,642 businesses now closed since 1st July, 2007. They must be really proud of themselves!
Unbelievably, on the little island of Angelsey, signs will be erected in Llanfairpwll urging people not to smoke - but there will be no enforcement. Well obviously there can be no enforcement, legally at any rate, so why are they doing this? Is this a stunt perpetrated by ASH, FRESH, SFSW, Bannatyne or some other idiot nannyist anti-tobacco orgainisation I ask? Why should people not smoke in public? Why should they be stigmatised to such an extent that they hide in their homes when lighting up?
Angelsey council obviously don't keep up with the informative sources that we have on-tap these days: SHS is harmless-end of story. I wonder if they are going to stop islanders & visitors from having BBQs in public for they are a danger to health and if the chiiiildren see one, they might want to try one for themselves!Anglesey council said the scheme aimed to protect children and young people from second-hand smoke, as well as stopping them from seeing adults smoking.
An outraged Blogosphere descends on Stoney StrafordRemember the outrage in Stoney Stratford when one idiot councillor declared he wanted a smoke-free town and was supported by many locals? Funnily enough, when "blogland" turned up to protest at this imbecilic declaration, the councillor nor any of his 'many locals' failed to turn up to defend their position. And, funnily enough, Councillor Bartlett is now no longer a councillor! Perhaps they will care to ban drinking in public, whether it be a harmless can of coke or hardline can of lager, after all we can't have the chiiildren seeing such a cancer causing activity occurring on the streets, parks etc of Angelsey can we! I will be very interested in the council's response to my enquiry-and may even post it on here for you.
Bannatyne should BUY Angelsey and create his own smoke-free country!The argument concerning the greatest invention for would be quitters (from smoking that is) still rages and one publican has rightly voiced his opinions when he say that "Banning 'Vaping' would be the final nail in the coffin' as far as his business was concerned. Andrew Riley, landlord of Ye Olde Talbot in Uttoxter talks a lot of sense but that doesn't mean that a corrupt government will listen to him-or any others that talk sense. I have asked many MPs what they are going to say when the last pub in this country closes thanks to this ridiculous total smoking ban-no one will give me a direct answer. They don't want to, they dare not for the costs to this country already equate to £1/2 billion per calendar month-and we've only lost11%-12% of our pubs so far!
You see folks, when we talk about common sense we find that there is very little of that in government these days. Sure enough, Labour want to 'bitch-slap' the Tories & vice versa but neither of them talk any sense that the man on the street can understand. The trouble nowadays is that we all know only too well that the ilLib-unDems are sunk as a political force - Farage himself sank the last lifeboat in his 'debates' against Clegg-so people only tend to see either the RED party or the BLUE party when it comes to election time.
WAKE UP AND SMELL THE COFFEE FOLKS!
When you were at school and you mixed red & blue, what did you get? Yes Indeedy folks, you got PURPLE! And that is what is badly needed in this country-a whole heap of PURPLE voters come election time. Yes, I have no doubt that UKIP with wipe the floor come the EU elections, but that floor wiping of Labour/Conservative needs to grow & grow as local elections & national elections near. We need new faces in councils, we need new faces in Westminster, we desparately need people who don't speak with forked tongue! How is that possible you might ask..... and I might just suggest that you vote for UKIP.
Yeah, big whup, Monsieur Farage enjoys a cigarette with his pint - hallelujah, he's human. He's a real person, that has charisma, fortitude and some truthful bones in his body-unlike Camoron/Millipede. You wanna see change folks? Then you gotta force that change-they managed it in Italy as Beppe Grillo's "5-Star" Party ousted the EU's idea of a Prime M
uppet inister! How embarrassing for the EU etc!
Beppe Grillo addresses his masses of supporters
See how easy it is folks? Last year I proposed that 12 seats was a remote possibility-this year I think it is becoming a distinct possibility..... and if you think so..... and you think so..... and..... then go do it, mix it up with red & blue and produce the purple streak of honesty and non manipulation that we currently endure!