As Simon Clark observed:
As anyone who has followed the plain packaging debate knows, David Cameron has not broken any promise nor done a u-turn.
The Coalition Government, bless 'em, never promised to introduced standardised packaging.Nope, it's a big fat lie from a politician who could be described in the same way.
It seems to be party policy, though, judging from this contribution from Labour's Baroness Royall of Blaisdon during the Lords' Queen's Speech debate.
Neither is there any legislation on the sale of cigarettes in plain packaging—again, a commitment promised and abandoned because of the efforts of the tobacco lobby.Nope, it wasn't a promise, and it wasn't a "commitment" either. Are these politicians so inept that they have failed to notice the thousands of hints to the contrary? I knew they were stupid, but wow!
It was also abandoned in the face of a political challenger, the leader of UKIP, who was seen in interview after interview last week, after so many Conservatives had defected to his party, celebrating that success with a pint in one hand and a fag in the other.Like millions of Labour supporters like to do, you mean?
Neither is there any legislation as floated on public health, or on minimum alcohol pricing.Probably because it is quite obvious that minimum pricing is deliberately designed to punish the poor.
I remember when Labour - who were once led by a Prime Minister who was almost never seen without his pipe - used to represent the working class, but then I'm in my forties. It's so old hat, isn't it?
Nowadays, Labour in Westminster hates you if you like "a pint in one hand and a fag in the other". So much so that they're grumbling that the coalition isn't punishing you hard enough for your free choice.
It is little wonder that UKIP are picking up so many votes when it's hard to recognise where one elite bunch of lying political upper class snobs end and the others begin.
This is not even mentioning their class hatred towards those who eat McDonald's instead of a North London ethnic tofu salad. Good grief.