Smoking liberty protest

Dick Puddlecote, Dave Atherton, and others are gathering at The Vaults pub in Stony Stratford to protest against a ban on smoking to be applied to the whole town.

This ridiculously authoritarian and frankly horrible idea was put forward by somewhat unpleasant local Councillor Paul Bartlett and is passionately opposed by locals and well as concerned out-of-towners.

The protest takes place on the 16th July at 11am.

Simon Gibbs

Simon is a London based IT contractor and the proprietor of Libertarian Home. Working with logic and cause-and-effect each day he was naturally attracted to nerdy libertarianism and later to the benevolent logic of Objectivism. Find him on Google+ 


  4 comments for “Smoking liberty protest

  1. Jul 12, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    Rather than trying to ‘compromise’ or ‘relax’ the law, the law should be repealed to give real freedom to licensees over their own business. Having served on licensing on Stoke City Council, I can tell you that these regulations, including any that will require a pub or club has ‘adequate ventilation’ will merely add additional costs to licensees, and therefore the price of the beer. This won’t help pubs of clubs. It will help supermarkets, big pub corps and encourage home-brewing (I’m increasingly the latter because the price of a pint is dumb).

    Decrease regulation by repealing the law. There are some things that shouldn’t be a compromise (and I don’t smoke by the way).

  2. Jul 12, 2011 at 5:59 pm

    Thanks for the support, Simon. 🙂

    • Jul 13, 2011 at 10:37 am

      No problem. It’s just a shame I can’t attend. I hope to catch up with you though at some point.

  3. John Watson
    Jul 12, 2011 at 7:09 pm

    Organisation worth supporting….

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