Thursday 4 April 2013

Jeremy Irons: "It's The Nanny State; It Is Terrible"

Appearing on HuffPost Live yesterday, Oscar winning actor Jeremy Irons had a polite dig at Nanny Bloomberg and his many infantilising policies, including this one.
"I think the smoking ban is a tip of an iceberg of society - the leaders of society telling us how to be. I think it's not their business. I think it is their business to tell us to care for and respect each other and each others happiness and each others health, and we are responsible enough to do that."
Do click below to watch the three minute segment where he also suggests that recent moves on fizzy drinks and fatty foods are a linked consequence.

I couldn't agree more, Jeremy.

His opinion is in no way a result of any hypnotic suggestion on my part when I met him in February, by the way ... I'd left the glitzy (©Tobacco Control Inc) pocket watch in my other jacket that evening.

H/T Peter Thurgood via FB.


Nathan Brittles said...

Once upon a time, he was a luvvie for Liebour. Bitten in the bum, methinks.

RB said...

I personally loved the bit where he removed that wad of chewing tobacco from his teeth :)

Tony Hand said...

"Once upon a time, he was a luvvie for Liebour. Bitten in the bum, methinks."

Yeah cos the tories are much less authoritarian aren't they.

Believe it or not there are very many left leaning people that despise authoritarianism.

Dick_Puddlecote said...

Confident like a boss!

NFN said...

"there are very many left leaning people that despise authoritarianism" Right leaners too! For all her faults, Thatch was never anything like as much a Nanny/Gauleiter as BluUUUur.

JonathanBagley said...

He also pointed out that men could marry their sons to avoid inheritance tax and this would not be covered by incest law whose purpose is to stop inbreeding. That's a smart observation which will have to be addressed.