Thursday, April 26, 2007

Look what they`ve done to my pub ma

Had a fine evening last night in the company of major blogging star turns City Unslicker and Croydonian. Mr. Slicker had much of interest to say as did Mr. C as he always does . Humble Newmania sat quietly in the corner scarcely daring to contribute while these mountainous intellects dissected the world and its follies .
Whilst I was sitting in silent reverie something struck me . We were in the garden and it was getting nippy

Why was this you ask , surely you haven’t got that hysterical British wish to recreate the cafĂ© society of the Southern Med in the exhaust fumes and bitter cold of Blighty have you , “ Oo Look we`re sitting outside syndrome “. No such silliness I assure you . It was the dreaded smoking ban . That hitherto blameless refuge form the damned state and its over bearing micro control “ The Glamorgan”, has jumped the gun and instituted its own smoking ban ,ahead of the governments busy bodying unwanted fascist prescription.

I detest beyond all reason that as an adult I cannot go to the pub and have a smoke . The pubs were ours not theirs we had pubs in Islington before we had the Council by a damned long way and it was in our fair Borough that Walter Raleigh first unveiled his Pipe and baccy. There is no end to the argument from personal safety and the risks from passive smoking are far less than those from passive drinking. Bar staff are not in a dangerous environment compared to most and there is no reason whatsoever for the Government to stick its snuffling snout in where it is decidedly not required. To those who say it is unhealthy and something had to be done I SAY THIS


William Pitt ` Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of Tyrants; it is the creed of slave`

WARNING: THIS BLOG WILL KILL YOU SLOWLY AND PAINFULLY , THINK ABOUT ROASTING OVER A SLOW FIRE AND THAT’S HOW BAD ITS GOING TO BE . BASICALLY IF YOU OPEN IT YOU HAVE SIGNED YOUR DEATH WARRANT. THEN YOU WILL GO TO HELL FOR HAVING IGNORED THIS GOVERNMENT ADVICE.

5 comments:

Croydonian said...

It's The Glamorgan rather than The George, and as for you sitting quietly... Otherwise you are right on the money.

Ed said...

I'm in two minds on this and feel terribly guilty for being so.

I hate smoking for various reasons - particularly the stench that even non-smokers gain from simply sitting in a pub/bar/club.

BUT I value everyone's own freedom to kill themselves slowly by inhaling the brown stuff.

Should my desire to remain smoke-free really impose itself on smoking masochists?

Let the market decide! And anyway smoking is on the decline all of its own merit (and due to it being quite rightly taxed to the hilt)!

Newmania said...

Oops thanks C yes I did wonder if I had jabbered on a bit much ...

Arthurian Legend said...

Poor old Arthurian Legend, mocked by Newmania on Iain Dale's blog, and then in the Press, bombarded with messages about the squillions of pounds Newmania has made from the sale of his house, and to cap it all AL has to read Newmania's lordly announcement of drinking sessions in Islington, only a stone's throw from AL's humble dwelling, and AL is excluded from this revelry.

Such is life for poor, 'umble ole Arthurian Legend. *Weep, wail, gnash teeth, etc*

Newmania said...

The Glamorgan in Croydon AL otherwise you would of course have been invited , . In fact your pithy views on this and that cropped up in the conversation .

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