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the 1790's. You may, or may not remember that clockmakers simply stopped making clocks and the idiotic law was quickly repealed.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 !
See: Fag ban’s ruined my life.. now cough up (Scottish Sun)
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.
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.