Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Berlin 1938, London 2007

A couple of years ago, on the Nicky Campbell Show on Radio Five Live, I debated the prospect of a government ban on smoking in enclosed public places with an obsessive from the organisation ASH.
I put it to the fanatic that if the ban came in, her organisation, far from considering its job done, would call for even tougher restrictions, with the ultimate aim of a complete ban on smoking everywhere except in one's own home.
I'm sure there were many listeners who thought I was scaremongering.
Just take a look at this:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2006/10/10/nsmoke10.xml

1 comment:

grapesofplenty said...

Great post, Neil.
Whatever one's views on smoking I think all sane people can agree that a ban on smoking in the street is going way too far.
Britain used to be famous for its tolerance of other people's habits and ways of life. But what with The Straw Man's attack on the wearing of the veil and this new initiative, Britain is becoming more like a repressive one part-state every day.