Trimming the fat in the Nanny State — 3 Comments

  1. Luckily I practice my little vices in the privacy of my own bathroom…they won ‘t catch me there methinks!
    Seriously though do you think the nanny state closing the Head Shops was a good move. To my mind they had a perfect excuse for regulation and, instead, handed it back to the back street criminals and if the IHF has its way there will be burger pushers on every street corner..
    What do you think??

  2. King’s Bard – I wouldn’t bank on that.  Soon they will be installing CCTV in every private room in the land [including bathrooms] to make sure we don’t sneak a crafty puff, or use more water than our allocation.  The day is coming.

    As for the Head Shops…  That’s a tricky one.  I consider myself a libertarian, and therefore I have to use the line that people should be free to buy whatever mind-benders they want.  I would agree with some kind of regulation regarding age, and produce sold I suppose.   The most telling aspect of the Head Shops fiasco though is the firebombings.  If organised crime was so worried by them, then they must have been badly affecting the illegal drugs trade.  As you say, all this will do is revitalise the illegal trade, and give them an extra line of business to supply.

  3. Giggle.  Wednesday is National Fish and Chips day.

    You can’t have it both ways, people!!!!

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