posted on Oct, 2 2007 @ 12:44 PM
Originally posted by Retseh
When will the government figure out that their laws are being continually and routinely ignored.
Unfortunately it is the nature of the beast, especially with the Nanny State New Labour party in power. Typical Government response is tax it if
possible, failing that, legislate it away. They couldn't possibly just allow people to live their lives as they see fit....
If I want to smoke and I do, then that is my choice. It affects no one else. If I get a disease as a result, then that is my responsibility. God knows
that I, and other smokers, pay far more in Tax than treating us on the NHS would ever cost. Never mind the fact I actually go private anyway..
All I can suggest is going to the Number 10 website and starting petitions. You may even get an "official" Government response on why they know
better than you and why you should do as they say.
Thing is, half the things Labour has brought in over the past 10 years, I don't ever remember being in the manifesto at the elections. And most of
in the manifesto's is ignored.
Take Tuition fee's. labour promised they would never introduce "Top Up" fees for Uni, but, with the aid of the Scottish MP's (who's constituents
would never be affected by such a move) brought them in anyway.
Democracy in action...