Sine Qua Non
A couple of weeks back, I was pleased to report that at its Doncaster conference UKIP had announced that:
UKIP will amend the smoking ban to give pubs and clubs the choice to open smoking rooms properly ventilated and separated from non-smoking areas.
Today, in Breitbart UK, UKIP deputy leader Paul Nuttall wrote a piece with the title:
BRITAIN’S PUBS ARE DYING, ONLY RADICAL MEASURES CAN SAVE THEM
Early in the piece, he wrote:
Certain sectors of the hospitality and leisure industry, such as pubs, have been in the doldrums for over a decade. Indeed, a massive 10,000 have closed since 2002. This is particularly sad because part of our British culture is being destroyed before our very eyes, yet our political class seem at best ambivalent at best towards this loss.
I become livid when I hear politicians try to justify the closures with excuses such as ‘oh…
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