Tuesday, 10 March 2009

Smoking Ban Amended In The UK


... only for some, though.

From The Sun's political gossiper, The Whip, today:

The Whip is contacted by a source who works for the company involved in the G20 Summit being held at Excel in London's Canning Town next month. "Although smoking is banned within work places in the UK and has been a vigorously enforced Labour policy, it is being allowed at the G20 summit - indeed, there is a smoking lounge," he reports.


Oh, I see. If this is the case (The Sun?), we can't make up our own minds about the lethal health risk, but our masters can.

The hypocrisy is truly jaw-dropping.

I wonder if it will be like this one in the EU Parliament building.






18 comments:

Neal Asher said...

Two-faced fucking cunts.

DaveA said...

The G20 summit is being arranged by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. The head of press is:

anne.powers@fco.gov.uk

I am will be writing to her.

Anonymous said...

Don't think that is a valid email Dave.
I tried to send a complaint and the email bounced
anne.powers@fco.gov.uk

DaveA said...

Try anne.power@fco.gov.uk, sorry

Curmudgeon said...

Ah yes, one law for us, another for them. Same as ever for the ruling classes.

Come the revolution, get them all swinging from Gatsos (well, there has to be some use for the things).

Bearwitch said...

words fail me.....

however.....

nope, words still fail me

it's either banned or compulsory said...

Come now, we wouldn't want his Obamaness getting all tetchy and anxious would we ?
Just imagine a gaggle of world Leaders lurking 5 metres from any door or opening of Excel ( with their security ).

Here's a laugh. Undercover Police in unmarked cars are not only forbidden to smoke, because they are in a working space, but their cars must display the same No Smoking signs on every door or entrance to that place, just like taxis, bit of a giveaway maybe ?

it's either banned or compulsory said...

Oh, I forgot to add, Two Faced Cunts & Freedom Fuckers.

Sue said...

What a joke. I am going to do the email round with this one too.. it will soon be around the UK and will enrage lots of people.

My dad was born in Canning Town :)

Mark Wadsworth said...

What Bearwitch says. And what Neal A says with bells on.

WV: dograng

DaveA said...

I phoned up their press office today and posed the question, yes or no? Still trying to find out after two conversations. Freedom2Choose are running with it.

http://www.freedom2choose.info/news1.php?id=942

saucepan said...

rather neat for this story to come out on 'no smoking day'....

westcoast2 said...

This is outrageous! What are they trying to do, wipe out the heads of state of the G20?

I once saw this film about British soldiers using 2nd hand smoke to win the war. That shows how deadly it is!! That nice man at the ASL told me all about it.
(youtube PASSIVRAUCHEN Hairychestnuts)

We must, must I say, get that freindly local smoking ban enforcement person to do something about this. The law is the law!

We could have an international incident on our hands and what about the workers?

west
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Sue said...

The Daily Mail is running the story now Dick!



Labour Double Standards

DaveA said...

Tune into Radio 5 Live, I MAY be on there at about 5.20pm as F2Cs spokesperson.

Sue said...

Cool, have to see if I can get in Spain @ 6.20 :)

Sue said...

Due to contractual obligations this broadcast is only available in the UK :(

Anonymous said...

Hypocrites.
We were barred from attending a conference in the EU building as there were to be speeches stating that so called 'passive smoke' is harmless.
However we were later allowed to enter the building and smoke !!!