Tuesday 8 February 2005

Dying in the name of fiscal security.

My friend Laura has sent me a link to this kerfuffle of Scots outrage:

PUB bosses today warned MSPs banning smoking was a bad idea – because people would live too long.

Urging the Executive to change their plans, the Scottish Licensed Trade Association said ministers had failed to take account of the high cost of geriatric care and increased pensions which would result from the health improvements.

But ...

... and you're not going to believe this next bit ...

... their "outrageous" arguments were condemned.

There then follows a lot of self-important blather.

Hats off to the SLTA for bringing this argument out in public. Now, could all the pompously outraged gits start looking at the way our beloved NHS makes decisions?

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