Sunday, 12 August 2012

Tobacco Packaging

It is about time that the government introduced a new, mandatory warning on the packaging of good tobacco (I have in mind especially the Fribourg & Treyer snuffs which recently arrived from Blighty):

''THIS TOBACCO PRODUCT CAN BRING YOU SERIOUS AND RELIABLE PLEASURE TIME AFTER TIME AND IT WILL EVEN WOO THE NOSTRILS OF THE GODS''

ASH should seriously consider rebranding its prohibitionist outfit ''A ASS', which is what it is trying to make of the law with its demands for 'plain packaging' of tobacco products. Why don't they try to stamp out pornography, the drug trade, gratuitous violence, child abuse, street robbery and burglary instead - as all these things seem to be rampant in 'modern Britain'. Don't get me wrong I still love my homeland and some of its people but, in a very real sense, the England that I was born into has vanished and absurd campaigns to control people by restricting even the packaging of tobacco is just going too far: Those concerned in it should be put in the village pillory for a full twenty four hours and pelted with rotten fruit, vegetables and stinking fish. Then they might start to appreciate Liberty.

5 comments:

  1. I'm enjoying Bureau at this very moment - another joy I discivered from this forum and your books! Many thanks.

    Cheers, st.tully

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    1. Bureau was fairly recently revived and I have a tube too!

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  2. I heartily agree. I was delighted to attend a last supper and smoke on the eve of the ban coming into Scotland and still enjoy the smoke of the tiny feminine Romeo et Julieta.

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    1. What the country needs is a counter-revolution! I found some RyJ Minis here the other day and snapped them up!

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  3. thanks for sharing.

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