It will not work — 13 Comments

  1. I´m from Sweden so don´t put me down in case my spelling and grammar is off;) In your last sentence you wonder what they will dream up next. Sit tight, it´s on it´s way:

    "Also sweets are on the EU’s verboten-list. Chocolate that is shaped like cigarettes must no longer be sold in the future. In the EU parliament’s view, chocolate cigarettes are dangerous starter drugs”

    That goes for licorice pipes to!

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    I like your blogg!

    • Welcome Ipse! 

      As the last line in your link says – "Tobacco in Europe, it seems, is far safer than chocolate."  Insane.  Will they also ban those chocolate finger biscuits just in case they might be confused with cigars?  I suppose pens and pencils will be next, in case anyone should put them near a mouth?

      • Think of the most stupid, asinine, bollock-brained law or statute that it is possible to imagine and be sure of this – some dickhead in our own gubmint or their masters in the EU will have thought of it long before you. And it's probably on its way …

  2. A complete but succinct summary of the net effect of this crackpot idea.  How did we get so many loonies (politicians) agreeing with other loonies (quangos and pretend charities) telling us what additional problems we need by taking as a starting point the unachievable result they'd like to see?

    • Welcome Mike!  The problem is that they don't want to achieve that result as it would put them all out of a job.  If smoking vanished, what would the likes of ASH do?  And even more to the point, how would the various governments make up for the billions in lost revenue?

  3. I love going into Tesco and ask " Please could I have 20 Top Secret B&H from your Top Secret cupboard and I will watch out for any kids approaching.." Really winds up the poor bastard who has to serve these, they, like me understand the utter stupidity of this shit.


    • In a similar vein I was in Aldi today (a most excellent purveyor of comestibles). The lady in front had four packs of 16 Ibuprofen and till flagged up a warning and the lovely lady shop assistant said she could only sell her a maximum of two boxes.
      The lady was halfway though her shopping with have on the conveyor and half in the basket having gone through the till and she said 'Okay I understand'.
      If only she had said "Fuck it. If you want to lose a £100 plus order simply because you will not sell me four boxes of ibuprofen I'll leave all this sit here, or some such, this lunacy would quickly disappear.
      As my good lady pointed out she had already been sold two bottles of gin, three bottles of wine and a bottle of some other liquor which if all consumed one after the other would likely kill her or at best put her in hospital. Any one bottle taken with the 33 Ibuprofen she was allowed to buy would also hospitalise her.


      • Bill

        It amazes me how the big supermarkets don't lobby against all this bollocks. You would think they could supply better evidence than fake charities, the NHS and such that it just deoen't make any sense at all.

        • Well the probable reason why they don't is they are all profitable even with the lunacy.
          Much of the lunacy arrives not because the fake charities and the fake lobby group demands it I reckon its because government types, political types, the shadowing mandarin types, the legal types all believe that if the governments stinking pile of legislative rules didn't keep growing year on year they would no longer have a purpose, a job, an income, a pension.
          There was no evidence that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction didn't stop the political types from lying and killing thousands of their fellow human beings in a modern day crusader 'adventure'.

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