The limited vocabulary of those who run the European Union is something I noticed many years ago. Now I may be a more diligent guardian against Euronaziism than most bloggers but I think everybody became aware after the debacle of the Irish referendum on the transfer of sovereign powers from the elected parliament to the unelected paper shufflers and bean counters of Brussels, that when they EU gives us a choice and we choose the wrong option, they just ask us to choose again … and again … and again. (Europe says F U to democracy)
Now the Naziism in Brussels has trickled down from sovereign powers to more mundane matters, for example, who should be making the laws that govern us, or elected Parliaments or American based global corporations of the Big Pharma, Big Ag, Big Food, Big Media or Big War cartels. yes, government by lobbying has arrived.
My, haven’t those pharma lobbyists been busy!
I learn from the excellent Dick Puddlecote blog that the Eurotwats in Brussels are trying to sidestep October’s decision by the EU parliament and bring in medicalisation of e-ciggies anyway. Now e – ciggies are a harmless substitute for smokers who recognise the health hazards of nicotine but like the warm secure feeling a ciggy gives, almost as if they are still at their mother’s tit. But enough of my sarcasm, people should be free to make their own choices no matter what a bunch of smooth faced limpdicks in the EU think.
A document has been leaked which lays out dozens of clauses which the Big Pharma have sold to the EU to be inserted into the tobacco products directive.
Smokers rights campaigner Bates describes the trust of the document like this:
Basically, the Commission has tried to smuggle in as much medicine-style regulation as possible, and then added the most restrictive commercial aspects of tobacco regulation on top thus imposing the worst of both worlds for this most promising product. There are one or two acceptable things in the new draft, of course, but the very bad things listed hugely outweigh them all.
Bearing in mind that a PhD in incompetence is the essential qualification for reaching the upper echelons of any bureaucracy we predict this will backfire. Conservative estimates already reckon one in four cigarettes sold in the UK are brought in illegally (realistic estimates put the figure as high as one in two) and with the latest attack on smokers’ rights, which had focused on plain packaging (because as the ‘science’ clearly does not show though the bansturbators insist it does, people only smoke because the packets are such pretty colours) has now opened a second front against substitute ciggies that carry no health risk.
It is obviously not the health of smokers that concerns the bansturbators of the authoritarian left, but the fact that people are enjoying something. There can be not other reason why the unelected bureaucrats have not sent away Big Pharma lobbyists, telling them “No, we are not doing this, the elected body voted against making nicotine substitute a prescription only drug that your bosses can profit from.”