Smoking bans KILL businesses-FACT!
I normally let loose on three or four topics that seem to jump out at me but today I think just the one will do!
There isn't a person left on the planet that is not aware of the totally one sided war on tobacco, nicotine, smoking, smokers and yes, even vapers, yet no one counts the cost of this full scale assault. It's about time they did. Many moons ago I blogged about the true cost, per month to this country, of the smoking ban and no matter which way you go about it the figures rounds off at £1/2bn per month (all things taken into consideration). Yep, depriving people of something they enjoy is slowly bankrupting this country - and all because of a bit if idiotic ideology backed up by lies, fabrications, manipulated statistics & junk science. What honesty in government we portray to the rest of the world folks!
A big part of the £1/2bn per month wasted on this crusade goes on Jobseekers Allowances (£1.53m per 10,000) & Unemployment Benefits - and the numbers are mounting. The rest of the £1/2bn per month is made up of every other conceivable expenditure that government have to bear in order for its unfortunate and unnecessarily unemployed people to live some form of normal existence.
Another massive empoyer goes!Over in Nottingham we have just had the news that Imperial Tobacco have decided to close down their factory, which will immediately render 540 people as jobless. (The GMB union response is simply priceless-after all, they harped on about tougher anti-tobacco restrictions to protect workers-hahahahahahahahaha!) Their factory in Nantes (France) is also closing, rendering another 360 job losses, but let us concentrate on Nottingham shall we!
Nottingham's unemployment figures:
Those claiming JobSeeker Allowance in Nottingham increased by 450 to 13,918 (6.5 per cent), while the claimant count for Notts rose by 658 to 16,672 (3.3 per cent).