A policy which also encompasses concerns such as effects on UK retailers, international trade, brand recognition, consumer choice, intellectual property, border control, the nature of government lobbying government and corruption in state-funded evidence is apparently not complex to this screaming prohibitionist posing as a 'liberal'.
I will have a lot more to say on this when I get some time, but it's worth highlighting our Phil's pithy contributions to what you can probably imagine was a procession of idiot MPs who all think along similar lines to pillock Pugh.
You'll be delighted to learn that he also got his barbs in first at the start of the debate, before others contrived to retch up the usual policy-led bullshit spoon-fed to them by the tobacco control industry and their equally mendacious pals.
Idiotic, nanny state proposals such as the plain packaging of tobacco are what we expect from the Labour party. What we expect from Conservative Ministers is for them to believe in individual freedom and individual responsibility, and to stand up to the health zealots and nanny state brigade who, if they could, would ban everything and have everything in plain packaging. Will the Minister commit to sticking to those Conservative principles and to ignoring the nanny state brigade of Labour Members?She didn't, of course.
To be continued.
PS Our Phil also collected his second Spectator Parliamentarian of the Year award last month.
The Parliamentarian of the Year was shared between the fifteen Tories who rebelled against statuary regulation of the press.Yes, of course he was one of them. I have now duly amended the sidebar.