Since the draconian smoking ban was introduced, pubs have gone into terminal decline. Up to 52 each week are closing at the present moment in time and thousands of people are being put out of work as a result.
Good news comes from our European neighbours, however, as the total smoking ban is unravelling on the continent. The Austrians and the Dutch have softened their position and many others have far more sensible and flexible policies which allow for smoking and non-smoking bars and pubs.
There are now only two countries within the EU which uphold a total ban, and yes you guessed it, Britain and Ireland. As usual, we take everything to the extreme, freedom is suppressed and people lose their jobs. We need a compromise.
That is why I am fully behind Freedom 2 Choose.