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Tuesday, 8 July 2008

The smoking ban ... and Parliamentary hypocrisy

Through the good offices of the enterprising Trixy we have a fabulous example of Parliamentary hypocrisy in relation to the smoking ban; apparently when passing the law to ban smoking, our parliamentarians conveniently voted themselves an exemption! And these jokers wonder why they are held in such contempt by most of the rest of us?! The location is the Strangers' Bar - be sure to read the scrolling captions as they emphasise the extent of the parliamentary treachery involved:



(thru the devil's kitchen, but read also this fabulous parody on the Resistance is Useless blog)

PS/ Full disclosure: I am not a smoker. I have never smoked. I never will smoke. I was oppposed to the blanket ban on smoking on 'libertarian' grounds. I might have supported it had the ban been drawn up with flexibility and choice in mind and not just, as this exemption shows, the completely hypocritical manoeuvrings of our parliamentarians for their own benefit.

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