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A place where I can lament the changing times; for eccentric comments on current affairs and for unfashionable views, expressed I hope, in cogent style; also occasional cris de coeur largely concerned, I regret to say, with myself.


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Tuesday, 12 February 2008

A Window of Hope (but very small)

The recently imposed "blanket" smoking bans in England and Wales and in France have, despite the largely pro-ban reports in the media, caused a considerable amount of bad feeling: in France it is said that bar owners, many of them at least, are in despair - with turnover down between 20 and 30% since the the ban was imposed. Social life in many villages has been severely affected, since this inevitably revolves around the local bar.

I hesitate to use the appropriate language to describe my personal feelings here...

Perhaps sensible Germany can show the rest of Europe the way? Report here

Until the next time.

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