Smoking should be banned in cars carrying children, says England’s public health minister.
Anna Soubry said her personal view was that it was justified on “child welfare” grounds.
Well, Anna Soubry is entitled to have a personal view. Indeed, she is entitled to voice a personal view. What she should not be doing is abusing her position of power to enforce her personal view on other people. Our cars are none of her business. They are private property and therefore whether people smoke in them is our concern, not hers. So, it’s a simple matter. She doesn’t smoke in her car and leaves others alone to make their decisions. Oh, and spare us the hectoring and lecturing, because, you see, it’s none of her damned business.
The prime minister has said while he supports the smoking ban in pubs and clubs, he is “more nervous” about legislating what happens in cars.
I should hope he is nervous. Although petrified of the mob wielding pitchforks and hempen rope would be better.
At the Local Government Association’s annual public health conference, Ms Soubry said: “I would ban smoking in cars where children are present.”
I’d ban politicians if I had my way. After stringing all of the fuckers from the nearest lamp post. What part of “mind your own fucking business” do these arrogant arseholes not understand?
“I would do that for the protection of children. I believe in protecting children. I would see it as a child welfare issue.”
“I think it is something we should at least consider as government.”
Ah, right. All of it, then…