Christopher Snowdon [@cjsnowdon] Releases the First EU Nanny State Index

Christopher Snowdon of the IEA has released the first EU Nanny State Index and it makes depressing reading for those of us in the UK. According to the analysis, that assesses the tax and regulation of ‘sins’ such as smoking and drinking, the UK is rated 3rd worst — far, far behind places like Germany!!

This is important work by Chris so go check it out and share it far and wide…

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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.