That ban has just taken affect on 1st October 2015 in England and Wales. It has not yet happened in Scotland. I don’t know about Northern Ireland.
The mere fact that the ‘UNITED’ kingdom cannot get its act together speaks volumes. It says, with absolute clarity, that the ban is just a trick. It is not intended that it should be enforced. Such enforcement would be a waste of police time. A fine of £50, if it could be proved that a person was smoking in a car with kids present, in a vehicle moving at 70 miles per hour down a motorway, would in no way cover the costs of enforcement. The ban is not intended to be enforced. If you want to smoke in your car when going on a trip or taking them to school, do so. No one will give a toss and the police will not pull you up.
It is a confidence trick, pure and simple. Again, ‘fear’ is being used to persecute smokers, just as ‘fear’ was the weapon used in Hitler’s Germany and Stalin’s Russia. ‘Fear’ is the weapon of choice for all autocrats. It has been going on for centuries.
Somehow, the autocratic tendencies of MPs must be drawn to the attention of the public. Thus, for example, Jane Ellison, Health Minister, is just as autocratic as were her predecessors, Subry and Milton. MPs who voted for the smoking ban in 2007 were exercising autocratic power. The power that they exercised was not dissimilar to the power of a parent to smack his child.
All the anti-smokING legislation, which becomes anti-smokER persecution, displays a trend of autocratic fascism. By that I mean that different political parties have the same aim regarding the specific target of smokers. Smokers must be persecuted.
The end of the persecution of smokers will only come when the terrible waste of resources in universities etc comes to light. Will that revelation show that student fees have been paying for the persecution of smokers?
I’ll leave it for tonight. Busy day tomorrow. Must to bed.