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Letter: Cigarette rule just a bandwagon
4:36pm Thursday 5th July 2012 in Opinion
Banning smoking is a populist bandwagon for lazy politicians to hop on.
I wonder how high on the list of priorities this issue is on ordinary people’s agenda?
I wonder where the replacement revenue will come from when everyone gives up smoking, drinking, and eating the wrong foods.
As for driving, they have already realised the shortfall in road-fund licence revenue is far more than anticipated from ‘green’ cars, so how are they going to screw the motorist? I feel pay-per-mile coming on.
The misguided policies of local councilors and green lobbyists have been seriously ill-considered. People are under enough pressure as it is.
I do fear that these people who will not face a debate will continue to get their way as ordinary, sensible people do not challenge them.
Local councilors should at this time be proactive in trying to get some decent companies and decent jobs into their borough. Leave the petty pet projects alone, it is not the councils’ place to dictate to the ratepayers.
Mavrick (via website).
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