Listed to the left of the section on 'Wider Hospitality' are laws about which comments are invited, one of them being The Protection from Tobacco (Sales from Vending Machines) (England) Regulations 2010. It's certainly spooked the anti-tobacco community following, presumably, a rabble-rousing exercise as - from page 2 of the comments onward - they dutifully file in and post remarkably similar (sometimes word for word) pleas to follow through with the legislation.
You'll recognise many of the names as we discuss them here quite regularly. Alan 'Libertarian' Maryon-Davies, Anna 'Anything for a buck' Gilmore, Smokefree North East's Ailsa Rutter, ASH Scotland's miserabilist-in-chief Sheila Duffy, and bansturbatory all-rounder Vivienne 'Denormalise alcohol' Nathanson, to name but a few.
I thought this was supposed to be an exercise in ascertaining the views of the public at large, not public sector and fake charity mouthpieces.
It seems that they aren't satisfied with having the ear of MPs 24/7 - they also insist on gate-crashing initiatives aimed at those of us who don't usually get a say.
Put mildly, these people are astoundingly repugnant, belly-crawling, self-important, finger-wagging, dictatorial, bottom-feeding, manipulative, foul, integrity-free, mouth-breathing bastards.