As the date for prohibition in Britain draws nigh the cascade of hypocrites calling for civility grows more lugubrious.
One such group, a trade union that claims to represent and support workers, demands of business that smokers not use the smoking ban to beat up on smokers. How precious. As Søren Højbjerg notes it was this same trade union that was demanding that smoking be banned in the first place. The union boss who is now begging for respect to be shown to smoking employees is a true believer in the fraud that is secondhand smoke. Instead of representing the workers who pay his salary he is taking his marching orders from the multi-national pharmaceutical industry. As the workers are thrown into the streets, if their employers allow them to smoke at all, they can take comfort that their representative is sitting pretty in his comfortable office high above the cold, windy streets of London.