A town is set to become the first in Britain to ban smoking from its streets.Shorn of any character by its sub-governmental planning, the new town which likes to pretend it's a city has finally evolved to be the godawful nightmare that the state-led nature of its conception destined it to be.
Councillor Paul Bartlett, 50, wants to create a new bylaw to outlaw smoking in any open place or public street in the market town of Stony Stratford, Buckinghamshire.
The ban, which would be the first of its kind in the country, would be enforced by PCSOs, traffic wardens and members of the public.
Milton Keynes. A town containing real people, with real lives, run by a bunch of suits who have made the place a laughing stock for over three decades.
And are determinedly committed to doing so for the foreseeable future, it would seem.
Like Leggy, I do so hope they go through with this, because we really need Milton Keynes to continue to embarrass itself in order for the laughter to reverberate around other municipal buildings and save us all from the same level of bonkers.
If you live there, just consider this as 'taking one for the team'. With my sympathies, natch.