Just when you think Rishi Sunak couldn’t be any more stupid.
Rishi Sunak is considering introducing some of the world’s toughest anti-smoking measures that would in effect ban the next generation from ever being able to buy cigarettes, the Guardian has learned.
Whitehall sources said the prime minister was looking at measures similar to those brought in by New Zealand last December. They involved steadily increasing the legal smoking age so tobacco would end up never being sold to anyone born on or after 1 January 2009.
How’s that war on drugs going? Have they managed to stop the sales of marijuana or cocaine? What about heroin? Stopped that lately? FFS! Just when you think these deranged lunatics have hit peak stupid, they manage to come out with something even more risible.
It is understood Sunak’s leadership pledge to fine people £10 for missing a GP or hospital appointment may also be back on the table, although this could be politically difficult.
Christ almighty! The economy is tanking, the government is frankly unable to show any signs of sensible governance, and they are trying to micromanage our lives. As an aside, if the NHS makes appointments on my behalf as it has been doing lately, they can stick their fines where the sun don’t shine. I will only honour an appointment that I have mutually agreed. If they arbitrarily make an appointment for me, I am under no obligation to attend. In the meantime, the nagging texts about a covid vaccine seemed to have stopped. Looks like they gave up after all.
God, I hate politicians.