Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Unintended consequences

Eaten by missionaries reports that, as many predicted, the smoking ban in Scotland is hitting the licensed trade pretty hard.
The Scottish Licensed Traders Association has said that its members report a 10 per cent reduction in alcohol sales north of the border since the smoking ban came into force.
How the Labour and LibDem politicians who voted this law into force can sleep at night is beyond me. I guess you need to be pretty selfish to be a politician.