Nosemonkey's EUtopia

In search of a European identity


Blair government in “ill thought-out legislation” shocker! Yep – once again a supposedly bold initiative is being dropped because they didn’t think it through properly – this time the pub smoking ban. Which for those of us who like a fag with our pints is good news, as we get a bit of a reprieve before the near-inevitable blanket ban on smoking in public places. Although quite why they couldn’t leave it to market forces, perhaps offering incentives to pubs along the lines of reduced licensing fees for those which voluntarily ban smoking, I have no idea…