Professor Alan Maryon-Davis, 'Libertarian' earlier today...
This, has attracted the attention of quite a few of the big guns, and rightly so.
Between this arrogant cock-slot and his soul-mate, Liam, I don't know which to strangle/shoot/eloctrocute/immolate first.
Apparently, we're all dying to have our little bottoms spanked by Nanny, because we can't act in our own best interests. Despite all the endless bitching, nagging and hectoring; some of us (quiet at the back!) still insist on drinking, smoking and eating largely what we like. Curse those stupid proles and their evil new-fangled 'free will', this has got to stop!
On the contrary, there's plenty of evidence that people want to see the government doing more to help us avoid big killers like heart disease, stroke and cancer
Not from where I'm standing Al. All I hear from everyone I know is variations on the theme of "Will they ever fuck off and leave us alone", and it's not always me leading the chorus either.
I see an increasing acceptance that we, all of us, need not only more information and guidance from government, but also more legislation to save us from ourselves
Where? Where the fuck do you see anything that equates to how Joe Soap feels about anything at all?
And to my mind the really shining example of how far the public have come in accepting laws to help protect us from self-harm is the huge support for smoke-free public spaces and workplaces throughout the UK
That'll be the support that's destroyed the livelihoods of thousands of publicans, their staff and suppliers since July 2007 then? The support for this measure lives solely in the febrile imaginations of professional dick-holders like you and your fellow travellers. The havoc in the hospitality industry depicts the reality.
This has already saved many lives and will, I believe, prove to be the greatest step forward in public health since the birth of the NHS.
Evidence? Nah, thought not.
But it was ordinary people who really tipped the balance to change the law. It was the steady shift in public opinion that gave legislators the courage. It proved that we, the people, can have a powerful influence on the way laws can be made on our behalf.
I strongly believe we should exercise that influence much more
It was filthy lie-factories like this one, bloated on taxpayers cash and hand-in-glove with special interest groups and corporate agendas, given unfettered access to an uncritical media you mean.
We need a big stick to curb the worst excesses of the various commercial interests who shape our lifestyle
Yes we do, a very big stick. Then we can ram it right up your socket. Sideways.
This is not 'nannying'. This is responsible government acting on behalf of a consenting public
How the fuck would you know? Leave alone the fucking government. The only people they don't listen to comprise the general public. The rest of the time they, and the 'opposition' listen either to groups of arse-creepers who can be guaranteed to come up with the right answer, or misanthropic single-issue dilletantes like this self-propelled heap of bumwad.
Campaigns, guidelines and voluntary codes aren't enough. We need more laws to ensure that the world in which we live, work and play will help promote and protect our health
Yep. It's those dimwitted neanderthals spending their money on what they want, and using their free time to do what they want again. What unutterable bastards eh?
The cherry on this wholly disagreeable bun came quite early in his diatribe on the Toady programme, when he prefixed his fascist twaddle with:
"I'm a Libertarian by nature"
Utterly priceless. I'll just run this through the Mac the Knife Horseshite Translation System®...
I'm a Libertarian where it concerns me and people who think just like me. We'll kick the serfs into touch, and then we'll go on living like Mughal emperors off the public tit. I'm sure the drones will be much happier rooting around for whatever swill we permit them in their little sties. They'll live years longer, and keep generating taxes for me and people like me to keep spunking away devising ways to make them even more miserable. Another bottle of Veuve-Cliquot '76 Torquil?
I love these people, I really, really do.
HT The Englishman