New Labour Smokescreen

Sean Gabb, the redoubtable libertarian smoking campaigner and author of Smoking, Class and the Legitimation of Power points out in a press release today that if Guido was to pop behind the bike sheds and have sex with a 16 year-old schoolboy, that would be perfectly legal. If we then shared a post-coital cigarette we would be breaking the law under the government’s proposed new smoking laws. New Labour, New Laws…

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Dominic Raab wrote in his letter of resignation…

“This is, at its heart, a matter of public trust,” he told the PM, concluding: “I cannot reconcile the terms of the proposed deal with the promises we made to the country in our manifesto at the last election… I believe that the regulatory regime proposed for Northern Ireland presents a very real threat to the integrity of the United Kingdom. I cannot support an indefinite backstop arrangement, where the EU holds a veto over our ability to exit…”


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