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Ukip's Nigel Farage: get your elbow out of our ribs, David Cameron
MSN News ^

Posted on 07/21/2013 10:39:31 AM PDT by UKrepublican

Writing for MSN, Ukip leader Nigel Farage welcomes David Cameron's decision to scrap alcohol minimum pricing and plain-pack cigarettes - but says the government must do more to stop thinking it always knows best It’s been a pretty good week for those of us who believe in personal liberty. The government has dropped the legislation that promised that booze would be sold with a minimum price and that cigarette packets should be plain. But these are two small victories in an ongoing war with a political class that really does think it knows how best we should live our lives. Worse still, though, it is instructive to learn the reasons why these two measures have been dropped. In the case of plain packs, the legislation has been ditched in order to wait for evidence. But if the evidence from Australia shows that it has any impact on smoking rates it will no doubt be back. What is interesting there is that the government was quite happy to introduce the legislation in the first place on the advice of anti-tobacco lobbyists when there was no evidence at all to go on, and they were perfectly happy to ignore the results of their own consultation which showed overwhelming opposition to the plans - whether it be the consumer, the industry or the retailers.

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TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: cameron; farage; uk; ukip

1 posted on 07/21/2013 10:39:31 AM PDT by UKrepublican
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To: UKrepublican

Cameron just rammed through gay marriage this past week, and UKIP is fretting about cigarette packs? I give up.

2 posted on 07/21/2013 10:48:53 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("Remember... the first revolutionary was Satan."--Russian Orthodox Archpriest Dmitry Smirnov)
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To: Albion Wilde

UKIP have already condemned it and was the only of 4 main parties that opposed it. What more can they do?

3 posted on 07/21/2013 11:15:01 AM PDT by UKrepublican
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