Friday, February 17, 2006

A rant

The Nanny State has gone into overdrive this week. Banning smoking in a "kind of" way - exceptions include stadiums with open roofs, royal palaces, and army barracks. So this means that Parliament (counted as a royal palace) is exempt from the restrictions they are imposing on the rest of us. How fair is that?! The leader of the House of Commons has said that he does not expect anyone to smoke there even though they can. How many politicians do you reckon are gonig to be smoking in their offices?! Not that I smoke or want to. But it smacks of hypocrisy. The Queen can hang out of her window smoking a big old cigar and nobody could stop her.

More hypocrisy from David Cameron of the Tories emerged today. He had a little baby on Valentine's Day - aahh. He has taken the full 2 weeks of paternity leave that were recently passed by Parliament. Which would be fine, except that he voted against it when it came up for vote. If he had his way new dad's would have less time off with their new babies but when it applies to him it's fine. It makes me mad sometimes.

And don't tell my paranoid colleague, but they think they've got bird flu in France...

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