Sunday, October 09, 2005
No smoking gun
Encouraging news in the Observer this morning, who report that Tony Blair is prepared to allow his Health Secretary to pursue a complete ban on smoking in public places. This is a health and safety measure and is the only workable way to introduce such a ban. Partial bans will not work because they are unenforceable and, as the paper says, would have been circumvented by the simple method of pubs ceasing to serve food.