Snowdon's blog is little more than a foaming sewer of schoolyard invective. He has no economic qualifications and to my knowledge has never published a single piece of research in any peer reviewed journal.
Here are some choice examples he has fired at me in recent years: 23 May 2011: “His insane wibblings are worrying yes, but still bloody funny to read. It's quite incredible that such a retard has achieved so high a profile since he must take 10 minutes every morning figuring out how his trouser zip works.”I think the cobwebbed goofball is getting confused, bless 'im, because that particular observation was written in the comments here by, err, someone else.
Now, if claiming a remark about Chapman's stupidity is made by Snowdon when it clearly isn't actually made by Snowdon, doesn't that simply prove that the remark was correct, whoever wrote it? Just saying.
Still, he's not alone in tobacco control industry circles for struggling with basic reading skills. Some may remember an article here about my tobacco tactics web page* where the same type of cringeworthy schoolboy error was made**.
Seriously. Did these people not learn comprehension at school like the rest of us?[Dick Puddlecote] also calls, ASH's Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Deborah Arnott a "wanker" who is "paid for out of your taxes”.I found this curious as I didn't remember it, which is unusual. Hardly surprising since I didn't say it.
It was lifted from a quoted section of an article by Tim Worstall.
And I’ll even make a deal. When Deborah Arnott’s screen and radio appearances, public utterances, are accompanied by a “this wanker is paid for out of your taxes” warning then I’ll make sure that my income, and thus my funding, is similarly disclosed. Until then you’re all cordially invited to fornicate and travel.As you can see, even Timmy didn't directly call Arnott a wanker. A non-existent message from an unspecified fantasy government department did.
* I understand the page became a comedy classic after being discovered a year later by vaping forum members.
** And is still uncorrected to this day. Pfft.
For others in this series, see also:
Jewel Robbing Spotted In The Mail
Jewel Robbing Spotted In The Guardian
Top Class Jewel Robbing Spotted In Bury
Jewel Robbing Spotted On The BBC
Jewel Robbing Spotted In The Sunday Express