Repeal/Amendment to the Smoking Ban

As an ex Publican I saw first hand the destruction of a once thriving industry. I lay 90% of the blame at the feet of the Smoking Ban. To this end I have a solution.

All pubs, bars, restaurants and anywhere that serves alcohol has to, by law, have a premises licence to trade alcohol. My solution to the smoking ban would be to do the same thing – licence it! The government could use it as a stick to beat the industry with in terms of tax generation, however that would be offset by the turnover that would undoubtedly be increased.

With the licensing would obviously come restrictions; pubs and restaurants with x% turnover on food (say for instance a pub with a 50/50 split on food against drink) would not be eligable for the licence. The scheme in my mind would be for the pubs with the greatest dangers – the drinkers pubs, or the pubs with kitchens too small to give a suitable food offering. Also, the requirements would have to mean that pubs taking part would have to have a set standard of air filtration and extraction, which would again mean investment. However, with the proposition of bringing supermarket alcohol prices in line with the rest of the industry it would offer a greater level of choice.

All my idea is, is a chance to give a bit of choice back to people, there wouldn't be a requirement for every pub to take this on as a compulsory measure, indeed, if pubs felt they were better off catering to the non smoking community then there would be no requirement for it. However, many of the smaller, drinkers pubs have found serious hardship and difficulty in maintaining revenue due to the lack of choice afforded to a large percentage of customers.

Why is this idea important?

As an ex Publican I saw first hand the destruction of a once thriving industry. I lay 90% of the blame at the feet of the Smoking Ban. To this end I have a solution.

All pubs, bars, restaurants and anywhere that serves alcohol has to, by law, have a premises licence to trade alcohol. My solution to the smoking ban would be to do the same thing – licence it! The government could use it as a stick to beat the industry with in terms of tax generation, however that would be offset by the turnover that would undoubtedly be increased.

With the licensing would obviously come restrictions; pubs and restaurants with x% turnover on food (say for instance a pub with a 50/50 split on food against drink) would not be eligable for the licence. The scheme in my mind would be for the pubs with the greatest dangers – the drinkers pubs, or the pubs with kitchens too small to give a suitable food offering. Also, the requirements would have to mean that pubs taking part would have to have a set standard of air filtration and extraction, which would again mean investment. However, with the proposition of bringing supermarket alcohol prices in line with the rest of the industry it would offer a greater level of choice.

All my idea is, is a chance to give a bit of choice back to people, there wouldn't be a requirement for every pub to take this on as a compulsory measure, indeed, if pubs felt they were better off catering to the non smoking community then there would be no requirement for it. However, many of the smaller, drinkers pubs have found serious hardship and difficulty in maintaining revenue due to the lack of choice afforded to a large percentage of customers.

Enforced Metrication

One of the easiest ways to unwittingly become a criminal in Britain today is to use Imperial Measures, because we are most familiar with them, instead of Metric Measures, as required by European legislation.

Obviously, this mostly applies to traders, but to criminalise the use of measures is trivial. to say the least.

My suggestion is that HMG removes the enforcement of Metric Measures, and the consequent criminalisation of offences, and allows the use of dual (Imperial and Metric) measures, as deemed suitable by the trader to the customers he is trying to serve.

Why is this idea important?

One of the easiest ways to unwittingly become a criminal in Britain today is to use Imperial Measures, because we are most familiar with them, instead of Metric Measures, as required by European legislation.

Obviously, this mostly applies to traders, but to criminalise the use of measures is trivial. to say the least.

My suggestion is that HMG removes the enforcement of Metric Measures, and the consequent criminalisation of offences, and allows the use of dual (Imperial and Metric) measures, as deemed suitable by the trader to the customers he is trying to serve.

Save the Hospitality Industry by repealing the iniquitous smoking ban.

On July 1st 2007, one of the most spiteful and vindictive pieces of legislation crawled its way onto the statute book…the iniquitous smoking ban. If you remember this was a blanket ban that Labour said it would never introduce…in fact they offered us a compromise, which I voted for and so did millions of others, only to find that we would be betrayed in the most callous way.

 

Do you remember their promise to us in return for our votes? Let me remind you.

 

LABOUR MANIFESTO PLEDGE 2005.

 

‘all pubs and bars preparing and serving food will be smoke-free; and other pubs and bars will be free to choose whether to allow smoking or to be smoke-free. In membership clubs the members will be free to choose whether to allow smoking or to be smoke-free’.

Speaks for itself – doesn’t it?

 

Of course the reality as we all know is completely different.



 

Little did we know that the smoking ban would bring an unbridled persecution and pariah status for anyone who dared to enjoy a legal product – tobacco!

 

Social culture would be devastated; thousands of businesses in the hospitality industry would be wiped out causing mass unemployment, and millions of long lasting friendships would be desecrated at a stroke. This nasty legislation has driven a poisonous wedge between decent honourable people…setting friend against friend, creating anger and distrust where none before existed. What right has any politician got in telling me or any other smoker that I can’t go down to my local pub and enjoy a smoke with my pint…that is the domain of the landlord or landlady…not some half-wit politician.

One organisation has done more than any other to bring about this intrusive social engineering; ASH! Here what they said in 1998.  

 

Clive Bates the then director:

 

"No-one is SERIOUSLY talking about a COMPLETE ban on smoking in pubs and restaurants”. Oh, really? But these people lie as well, they say and so does the government, that ‘passive smoking’ kills…but no one can show autopsy evidence to validate such claims…they clutch at the straws of epidemiology which is nothing more than statistical conjecture and is not based on scientific or intrinsic medical proof whatsoever. I wrote to Lord Stoddart of Swindon and he told me: “According to answers to my own questions to government, smoking is not recorded as a cause of death on death certificates”.

But what have they to gain by serving up such propaganda…that’s quite simple…they need to maintain their funding from central government (taxpayers money) and pharmaceutical companies, and of course they help peddle smoking cessation products sold by big pharma.

Its time now to fight back…please support this petition – thank you.

Why is this idea important?

On July 1st 2007, one of the most spiteful and vindictive pieces of legislation crawled its way onto the statute book…the iniquitous smoking ban. If you remember this was a blanket ban that Labour said it would never introduce…in fact they offered us a compromise, which I voted for and so did millions of others, only to find that we would be betrayed in the most callous way.

 

Do you remember their promise to us in return for our votes? Let me remind you.

 

LABOUR MANIFESTO PLEDGE 2005.

 

‘all pubs and bars preparing and serving food will be smoke-free; and other pubs and bars will be free to choose whether to allow smoking or to be smoke-free. In membership clubs the members will be free to choose whether to allow smoking or to be smoke-free’.

Speaks for itself – doesn’t it?

 

Of course the reality as we all know is completely different.



 

Little did we know that the smoking ban would bring an unbridled persecution and pariah status for anyone who dared to enjoy a legal product – tobacco!

 

Social culture would be devastated; thousands of businesses in the hospitality industry would be wiped out causing mass unemployment, and millions of long lasting friendships would be desecrated at a stroke. This nasty legislation has driven a poisonous wedge between decent honourable people…setting friend against friend, creating anger and distrust where none before existed. What right has any politician got in telling me or any other smoker that I can’t go down to my local pub and enjoy a smoke with my pint…that is the domain of the landlord or landlady…not some half-wit politician.

One organisation has done more than any other to bring about this intrusive social engineering; ASH! Here what they said in 1998.  

 

Clive Bates the then director:

 

"No-one is SERIOUSLY talking about a COMPLETE ban on smoking in pubs and restaurants”. Oh, really? But these people lie as well, they say and so does the government, that ‘passive smoking’ kills…but no one can show autopsy evidence to validate such claims…they clutch at the straws of epidemiology which is nothing more than statistical conjecture and is not based on scientific or intrinsic medical proof whatsoever. I wrote to Lord Stoddart of Swindon and he told me: “According to answers to my own questions to government, smoking is not recorded as a cause of death on death certificates”.

But what have they to gain by serving up such propaganda…that’s quite simple…they need to maintain their funding from central government (taxpayers money) and pharmaceutical companies, and of course they help peddle smoking cessation products sold by big pharma.

Its time now to fight back…please support this petition – thank you.

Repeal the Hunting Act 2004 and all other legislation that criminalises hunting with hounds

Repeal the Hunting Act 2004. Repeal the Badger Act. Remove the Polecat and Otter from list of protected species under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981. Remove the Otter from the list of protected species under the Habitat Regulations 2010 and the EC Habitat Directive.

So that those who wish to hunt with hounds may do so.

Why is this idea important?

Repeal the Hunting Act 2004. Repeal the Badger Act. Remove the Polecat and Otter from list of protected species under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981. Remove the Otter from the list of protected species under the Habitat Regulations 2010 and the EC Habitat Directive.

So that those who wish to hunt with hounds may do so.

Repeal Of The Foxhunting Ban

Repeal this ban that is necessary for the control of foxes throughout England ,Scotland and Wales.Not only is it necessary to bring back foxhunting but also to restore it back to an integral part of our heritage.

Restoring this will bring back a wrongly banned sport which was only banned because of the class inferiority that labour felt it had and had nothing to do with animal welfare.

Why is this idea important?

Repeal this ban that is necessary for the control of foxes throughout England ,Scotland and Wales.Not only is it necessary to bring back foxhunting but also to restore it back to an integral part of our heritage.

Restoring this will bring back a wrongly banned sport which was only banned because of the class inferiority that labour felt it had and had nothing to do with animal welfare.

The Hunting Act should be repealed.

As a law which has absolutely eroded the liberty of those who hunt, which a Government Inquiry confirmed had no purpose and which has seen many ordinary law abiding citizens having to fight criminal charges the Hunting Act should be first law on the list for repeal.
 

Why is this idea important?

As a law which has absolutely eroded the liberty of those who hunt, which a Government Inquiry confirmed had no purpose and which has seen many ordinary law abiding citizens having to fight criminal charges the Hunting Act should be first law on the list for repeal.
 

Reverse metrication

  • Remove requirement to state metric units when selling items domestically. Items for international sale should state both.
  • Phase back in use of Imperial units, both for selling items, and in education
  • Pardon all convictions for 'metric martyrs'

Why is this idea important?

  • Remove requirement to state metric units when selling items domestically. Items for international sale should state both.
  • Phase back in use of Imperial units, both for selling items, and in education
  • Pardon all convictions for 'metric martyrs'

pounds and ounces

decriminilise the use of imperial weights and measures, make the UK a dual system, good for trade, I noticed the prime minister ( past and present) anounced the weights of thier new babies in POUNDS and OUNCES!!

Why is this idea important?

decriminilise the use of imperial weights and measures, make the UK a dual system, good for trade, I noticed the prime minister ( past and present) anounced the weights of thier new babies in POUNDS and OUNCES!!