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Adopting Idiocy

Dad and me, 1949 When I was only four weeks old they took me from my mother and gave me to strangers. I didn’t see her again for over twenty years. This was a perfectly normal event in England. It … Continue reading

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Of Puppies and Politicians

Of Puppies and Politicians The time has come to talk of Puppies and Politicians: ASH whistle and they come, wide eyed and tails wagging, their only desire to please their masters. They are the politicians, those whom we elect to … Continue reading

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HMRC want to ban ALL Tobacco Leaf for everyone

Except for Big Tobacco A quick post to draw attention to the Government’s consultation on raw tobacco. Responses to the consultation have to be in by 30th Jan 2015! Nothing2Declare have written about it here: http://nothing-2-declare.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/hmrc-want-to-ban-all-tobacco-leaf.html And have also given … Continue reading

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Looking Back, Looking Forward: a New Year Review

After four years of David Cameron’s Coalition Government with the Liberal Democrats, one could be forgiven for thinking that the Labour Party has never been away. Certainly, its spirit of the nanny state has lingered far into Cameron’s term of … Continue reading

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Nightlife Burning Out

Former Croydon bar infamous for its fingerprinting policy Most people are aware of the ongoing dramatic rate of pub closures but if you assume this is due to a new generation switching over to late night bars and nightclubs, you’d … Continue reading

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Calling On All Politicians

Freedom 2 Choose is strictly non-party political and our members’ political allegiances cover a wide spectrum (including the well-known Apathy Party). However, we have very recently had sight of a political manifesto that goes some way towards meeting our aim … Continue reading

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Give Them An Inch

Smoking break Give them an inch and they’ll take a mile, our illustrious health zealots. Not content with discrimination against minorities who indulge in legitimate lifestyles, they want yet more! They want your employers to dictate your lifestyle choices for … Continue reading

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Something for Stoptober

I am a smoker: I’ve known love, I’ve known heartache, just like everyone else, yet I am allegedly different. I am a smoker: I’ve made choices, some good, some bad, just like everyone else, yet I am allegedly different. I … Continue reading

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F2C AGM Saturday 6 September, London

Freedom2Choose’s AGM will be held this coming Saturday 6 September at the Pavilion End Pub, Watling Street, London, EC4M 9BR. The formal meeting (members only) starts at 2.00pm and will be very short, maybe 10-15 minutes. There will be informal … Continue reading

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Plain Packaging Greek-style

  I’ve been smiling at the recent discussions in the UK about introducing plain packaging of tobacco products. Not because I think it’s a good idea:  I think it’s bollocks. Not because it’s based on decent and honest research:  it’s … Continue reading

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