Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Scotland - the Auld braveheart !

Smoking band KILL businesses - FACT!

     Well folks the day has come at long last where a harmless, 69 year old angry smoker has actually got to the stage where he is sick to death of his social life being completely ruined - and has, accordingly, set about suing the Scottish government for doing just that: killing off his social life! Enter the arena Mr Alan Auld esq:
     Now as many of my readers, who know me well enough, will know..... I fully support him in this endeavour to get justice for himself and for all other smokers so disproportionately treated by (as I've said many, many times) the worst law implemented since the Clockmakers Tax of the 1790's. You may, or may not remember that clockmakers simply stopped making clocks and the idiotic law was quickly repealed. This law (SB) was inroduced to (hopefully & purposely) stop people from smoking and it has also failed abysmally as the same number of people smoke now as did pre-ban! 
     So what has it achieved? Answer is nothing of course, excepting misery for all those who exercise their freedom of choice to smoke. Oh yes, sorry, I forgot that the smugglers & dealers in tobacco contraband are having a field day - literally raking in the old wedge, the wonga, the moola, the dosh! Old mate Barry down the road here is absolutely 'upping his lifestyle' on a monthly basis - fair play to him for that I say !

     Simon Clark picked up on this story first after being contacted by the Scottish Sun (who failed abysmally to report the whole story) but has failed to advance any positivity whatsoever. Now Simon has stated: "Alan Auld has a serious point but legal action – in this instance – is a mug's game". Sorry but I totally disagree with Simon on this point for the simple reason that the smoking ban HAS crippled millions of smokers social lives and that is a very serious point indeed! The law states that discrimination is illegal yet it clearly discriminates against smokers. There were plenty on Simons blog over at Taking Liberties that wanted a fight, they wanted to help this brave man and so do I. (and I thank Simon for printing my response even though at odds with his own view)
     Take a little trip over to our sister site at Justice4Smokers.co.uk where the full story (so far) is already online. Justice4Smokers are fully prepared to support Alan Auld and to that end spoke to the  gentleman, by phone, last night. Alan is absolutely delighted that we will support him in his legal quest for justice and is also very excited by the prospect of a 'smoking fund' as was raised when we freed Nick Hogan & Chris Carter from the evils of our prison system, courtesy of this repugnant law. 
     We have already proven that we can do it and we have already proven what a colossal  weapon blogosphere truly is when used correctly so let us band together folks, smokers & non-smokers alike to help this man in his brave fight against a corrupt government that produced a corrupt law and discriminated against the people in Scotland from 2006 onward.
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     We know it will be a long and protracted legal battle but we also know that we are right and that all these bans were brought in on the back of lies, fabrications, manipulated statistics & total utter junk science. The problem the Scottish government will have is proving otherwise-especially now that the WHO have declared Second Hand Smoke to be harmless!
The true cost of smoking bans-no customers!
     We also know that legal battles cost money, lawyers don't play ball for nothing, but this is a magnificent opportunity for the smokers (all 12-14million of us & supporters of freedom of choice) to get together and create a fighting fund that the Scottish government will struggle to match. This is the opportunity that we have all been waiting for, the opportunity to prove how falsehoods caused a law to be enacted that purposely set out to discriminate against 25% of the population.
Are you IN..... I AM! .......
for those that remember the Chris Carter collection, there was an £11.21 overflow so that is the kickstarter for the Alan Auld legal  support fund. I will keep you all updated with matters.


  1. WELL DONE ALAN AULD, This action needed to be taken years ago, the smoking ban Is Discrimination and to that there is no doubt, the smoking ban has achieved nothing apart from Bankruptcy in our once great Hospitality Industry. I know only too well that the smoking ban took away my social life and I have had none since but it has also stopped me voting for the Labour party who brought in the terrible and ill thought out smoking ban. Once again, Well done Alan.

  2. You gotta fight the machine.Period.

  3. I would at least partly disagree with Simon. Generally I would agree that legal action *is* "a mug's game" for us: the Antis have money for top lawyers out the wazoo and I think it's often and largely a waste of our almost non-existent resources (i.e. our own pockets) and limited energies to put into fighting them on that turf.

    However, any "new" approach may surprisingly succeed, particularly if we "luck out" and get a sympathetic judge who feels the same way we do. Yeah, we'd usually run into reversals on appeals, BUT... we could get lucky there as well. And any wins we DO get then go into "case law" and increase our chances in the future.

    - MJM

  4. As the world economic structure suffers more and more the governments will have no choise but to cut the programs that do nothing but suck revenues dry.

    This is already happening in Australia................

    Every movement has a political life and this one is just about dead again. The signs are all here for the imminent collapse of TOBACCO CONTROL worldwide. Political will has floundered and the negative effects of quazi prohibition are being felt by the exquecker and is bean counters. Already in senate hearings the word is out about losses in the Billions from bootlegging the world over. Governments hate competition and they all know full well they can never stop them. The easiest source is to lower the taxes regain the legal market again and support businesses thru repealing smoking bans.............this is what makes revenues............PROFITS not ficticous health savings!

  5. Congradulations cookout fans you've just survived being around second hand smoke for 120,000 years of equal exposure! YOU SURVIVED CONGRADULATIONS!

    Barbecues poison the air with toxins and could cause cancer, research suggests.
    A study by the French environmental campaigning group Robin des Bois found that a typical two-hour barbecue can release the same level of dioxins as up to 220,000 cigarettes.

    Dioxins are a group of chemicals known to increase the likelihood of cancer.

    The figures were based on grilling four large steaks, four turkey cuts and eight large sausages.”


  6. This should put a smile on your faces in the UK…….Finally the BBC did something right!

    They bar-b-qued a hog !

    BBC Upsets Muslim Staff By Roasting a Hog..Right Under the Windows of Arabic TV Service

    The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has angered Muslim staff by hosting a hog roast to celebrate the Commonwealth Games beneath the windows of its Arabic TV service.

    The Sun on Sunday reports that a whole pig was spit-roasted in the courtyard of New Broadcasting House in London, with the smell of pork drifting up through the windows of the mainly Muslim office. Workers described their “horror” at spotting the pig on their lunch break.

    Islam forbids its followers from eating pork as pigs are considered “unclean” animals. The hog roast also happened on Friday, just days after the end of the holy month of Ramadan.


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  8. Congrats, a smoking ban is a very anti-social measure because it has the effect that smokers don't socialise very much and can't be sociable, and it could have been just a measure because laws are voted for democratically and should not be passed by a majority rule of democracy by discarding the needs of the minority and disregarding its opinions.

  9. Congratulations to you all, Alan has been in touch a couple of times and is delighted that we are backing him in his quest. We all know that the smoke bans were brought in on a pile of utter crap so it will be interesting to see who, exactly, is pitched up against us-the humble people!