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The Straight Story Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-05-09 03:24 PM
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G20 exempt from smoking ban
G20 exempt from smoking ban

Foreign dignitaries attending the G20 summit in London next month will be exempt from the smoking ban, it has been revealed.

The leniency required an amendment to the legislation enforcing the ban.

Certain smoking rooms will now be allowed in the Excel Exhibition Centre in Docklands in east London during the summit.

The announcement provoked instant recrimination from libertarians and publicans.

Many working men's clubs have faced precipitous falls in income since the ban, after a second vote in parliament denied private members clubs the right to allow members to opt-in to smoking leniency.

"Our government are accommodating, rightly so, the political leaders from across the globe, yet they are not prepared to accommodate millions of their own citizens," said Andy Davis, chairman of Freedom2Choose.

http://www.politics.co.uk/feature/health/g20-exempt-fro...

Bans are only good for the little people.
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aikoaiko Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-05-09 03:47 PM
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