define freedom

On Wednesday this week Andrew Lansley will announce restrictive regulatory changes to the tobacco industry, as well as the ban of displaying tobacco, the coalition want to make the industry use plain packaging,for cigarettes and tobacco.

This is staright out of the nulab playbook, the nanny state the conservatives were so loudly against in opposition, now are the driving force for such actions. I do not think that the colour of packaging makes people smoke, for a start the packaging has the unsightly pictures on them of the damage that can be done by smoking. Putting tobacco under the counter of a shop will only serve to make them more desirable to the youth, just as drugs are more sought after because they are illegal.

it is insulting to those who are adults and can make their own decisions, to be treated like children who cannot make decisions accordingly for themselves, an affront to the supposed freedoms this government says it wants the people to have, and a slap in the face to business, as the artile link above points out small shops are worried already about losing a large amount of the income they receive from selling tobacco, (70million) and the tobacco industry is also set to lose out much more.

Cameron spoke today at the conservative  spring conference of the enemys of enterprise and his strategy for growth

“There’s only one strategy for growth we can have now… and that is rolling up our sleeves and doing everything possible to make it easier for people to start a business to grow a businesses.”

utter BS!



One Response to define freedom

  1. WitteringWitney says:

    Can’t fault any of that, Pixilady!

    Take heart, the revolution is coming!

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