Monday, 8 August 2011

One sinner repents...


Natascha Engel, Labour MP for North East Derbyshire regrets supporting the smoking ban (quote courtesy of Natalie Solent on Samisdata):

Writing in today's Times behind a paywall, Natascha Engel, Labour MP for North East Derbyshire, relates how she stood in the rain outside a miner's welfare hall smoking with a angry but partially mollified constituent.

...he told me about his father in law who used to come to the welfare every night and spent all evening drinking one pint of Guinness. He was a chain smoker. Since the smoking ban he's never been back.

"He's can't stand outside in the rain like this. He's an old man." He told me about how his father-in-law never goes out any more. "He's lonely and miserable. And he still chain smokes."
Natascha Engel now says that, given the chance again, she would not vote for the ban.

One sinner repenteth - just a few more to go.



Bandit 1 said...

Great. Shame it's four years too late.

Pat Nurse MA said...


Anonymous said...

Fine but whats she going to do about it?