Not I, of course. In fact, in many cases it's a perfectly valid comparison.
Even more so now they're invading Poland.
WARWICKSHIRE’s drugs team is helping people in Poland to introduce a smoking ban.I don't doubt that he feels it an honour to be regarded as a European grandmaster of prodnosery. Not so sure that Poles will be as enamoured with some dictatorial righteous goose-stepping in to restrict their liberties, though.
The county’s drug and alcohol strategy team manager has been invited to support Poland in their introduction of smoke-free legislation.
Paul Hooper has been invited by the Polish equivalent of environmental health officers to help them implement the scheme.
He is travelling to Warsaw this week, where he will advise on the challenges faced in the UK since the smoking ban in public was implemented four years ago.
Mr Hooper, recently appointed by NHS Warwickshire and the county council, said: “It’s an honour to be asked to work with our Polish colleagues to contribute to the development of the country’s smoke-free policy."
Of course, Hooper's salary is funded by us, the British taxpayer, so I really hope we're not having to pay for exporting such malodorous finger-wagging. It's worth asking the question, isn't it? You know, for clarity.
We wouldn't want to be in the position of giving even more of our taxes away to the Polish for free, now would we?