Smoking Bans kill businesses-FACT!Such astounding news for all those who believe in freedom of choice & freedom of expression as it now seems that not only 'SmokeFree SW' have gone kaput but also 'SmokeFree NW' have too as councils suddenly find themselves with their financial backs against the wall. Be rest assured that "Stop Smoking Leicester" are under severe pressure from yours truly to wrap up their own 'waste of space' quit smoking service as they are literally wasting £920,000 per annum in the hope that even one smoker quits! (all figures quoted from FOI responses).
Incidentally, a once very popular pub in Leicester has been refurbished and now includes a delightful beer garden, which I accoladed greatly as it means that they want the valuable smokers back in their drinking customer base. The online comments brought about the usual verbal assault yet none of the 'assailants' could answer even the simplest of questions posed - "smoking/smokers stink" was about as educated as got!
Interesting to note that as local elections have come round again, one jeremy Corbyn is still doing his best to drive Labour voters away from his party-and non more so than here in Leicester where the referendum vote shocked the 'hardcore labourites' to their very core. Leicester has been a red flag paradise for 40+ years but the REMAIN vote only scraped across the line by the narrowest of margins: 51%-49%.
LeicesterRemain: 70,808 (51.1%)
Leave: 67,992 (48.9%)
Number of voters: 139,309