The Euro-trash no smoking zone got bigger today as France joined the ranks of nanny states that are determined to save their
children citizens from themselves. I heard on BBC World Service this morning that 70% of frogs, including 50% of smokers, are in favour of the smoking ban. Unbelievable.
How have people become so dependent and deranged that they need their governments to look after them and make decisions for them?
I am not going to go into what is wrong with frogs – I have already established that they are mostly communists (although they do make wonderful cheeses and beautiful handbags). I am also not going to continue the argument about health v. self-determination that I wrote about 15 months ago. Instead, I am going to share with you one of the things I love about the Czechs.
Brussels, Jan 30 (ČTK) – Czech smokers are among the most considerate in Europe and compared with the European average they consume fewer cigarettes, but they have a reserved stance on the potential ban on smoking in restaurants, pubs and at work, a poll conducted by Eurobarometer said today.
The survey asked people whether they supported a ban on smoking in bars. Over 60% of people across the EU said yes, but amongst Czechs – only one-third. The reason for that difference, as I see it, is that Czechs really really don’t like to be told what to do. Czechs think for themselves and they are confident that they are capable of doing so. And on top of that, Czechs do not have a great deal of faith in government, which just might make them the smartest people on the planet.