Corner shops are being driven out of business as the black market in tobacco booms.
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Aside any concerns about individual choice, it will undermine small shops and do little to hinder black marketeers.
Only ten years ago we’d have been mid-table, but since 2007 single-issue campaigners have struck a string of blows against lifestyle freedom.
There are liberal-minded left-wingers on the right side of the fight for freedom, and patrician Tories on the wrong.
Having Freedom of Information law follow public funds into the third sector is welcome, but the Government must stop paying to lobby itself.
By compelling us to extend our lives, the public health lobby is priming the real time bomb beneath the NHS: our ageing population.
How do calls to extend the franchise fit with the fact that, in so many other areas of policy, we are stripping teenagers of choices and responsibility?
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The council found there wasn’t any…
It makes sense to work with the industry to combat litter and counterfeit tobacco.
Whoever forms the next government is likely to use publicly funded lobby groups as cover for tax hikes on the poorest.
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Chris Grayling is the most senior figure who opposed the measure.
This bad policy doesn’t just affect smokers or tobacco companies – it will hit all of us in the pocket.
Illicit tobacco poses a health risk, as well as depriving the Treasury of revenue and funding the criminal gangs. The Government should think again.